Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op. 53 in C major "Waldstein-Sonata" & Op. 57 in F minor "Appassionata"
This CD features two of the most important Sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven, both belonging to the central period of his output: the Sonata in C major op. 53, known as the Waldstein Sonata in homage to its dedicatee Count Waldstein, and the Sonata in F minor op. 57, called the Appassionata. Composed between 1803 and 1805, these Sonatas mark the beginning of a new direction in Beethoven’s piano writing and share a high degree of virtuosity and brilliance, although differing in terms of their poetic character and setting.
The pianist Maria Mazo, winner of the Lodovici Prize, awarded by Peter Donohoe during the 2013 Busoni Competition, makes her recording debut. Since young age she was fascinated by Beethoven's music and it has been precisely her interpretations of some of these masterpieces what first definitely established Maria Mazo in the international concert scene - she has been awarded at several well-known Piano Competitions, too.
Experience this first recording of Maria Mazo and the collaboration with the organisation „Donatori di Musica“ (a network of musicians, doctors, nurses, volunteers, patients and families of patients, whose aim is to organize regular series of concerts in hospitals, totally and absolutely free-of-charge) and Arts Music.