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Recorded by Little Tribeca in Paris in March 2017.
Artistic direction: Nicolas Bartholomée
Sound engineering: Nicolas Bartholomée and Ignace Hauville
Editing, mixing and mastering: Ignace Hauville
Pianoforte: Walter et Fils (ca 1792) by Paul McNulty
Tuning: Mikhaïl Tchalik
Released: 02 February 2018
Mozart: Piano Sonatas 14, 16 & 18
Known as a punchy concertmaster from his harpsichord, the young and surprising Maxim Emelyanychev, conductor since the age of 12, is also an accomplished soloist who won numerous international awards – among them the prestigious Golden Mask, a prestigious Russian prize, for his participation in Teodor Currentzis’s Marriage of Figaro.
For his first solo album, he once again recorded Mozart. The famous Sonatas nos.14, 16 and 18 (K.457, 545 and 576) recorded here with a grave Fantasy, bear witness to Mozart’s musical maturity that sounds like pre-Beethoven.
The agile and clear phrasing of Maxim Emelyanychev on the pianoforte weaves a dramatic strength and displays delicate ornaments. The liveliness, the talent of this gifted performer spontaneously evokes the ruffled and awesome Mozart as sketched by Milos Forman in Amadeus.
In the press
Philippe Venturini - Classica
Emelyanychev a 30 ans cette année, des joues rondes d’enfant prodige, et une intelligence musicale qui se perçoit autant dans son jeu, fougueux, véloce, plein de goût et d’esprit, que dans la composition de cet album.
Sophie Bourdais - Télérama
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
1. Fantasia in C minor, K.475
Sonata no.14 in C minor, K.457
2. Molto allegro
4. Allegro assai
Sonata no.16 in C major, K.545
7. Rondo. Allegretto
Sonata no.18 in D major, K.576