|What the critics are saying
W. A. Mozart Early Sonatas (2-CDs, JDT3403),
and pianist ZEYNEP
JDT 3403) "The playing is throughout natural and unforced, with slow
moveents particular highlights... if you want to hear Mozart on a
modern Steinway in performances that allow the music to speak without
particular interference between you and the composer, but without being
prim or academic, you should be well pleased with these two CDs."
JDT 3404) "This is Mozart playing at the highest level."
Howell, MusicWeb, London
"Consummate Mastery - ... an art of crystalline clarity. - With these four CDs and thirteen sonatas Zeynep Ucbasaran brings her complete cycle to a close.. Zeynep
Ucbasaran's musicianship is such that she conjures from the modern
concert instrument all the delicacy and subtlety of tone that a Mozart
instrument can provide. Nor have contemporary habits imposed any undue
speeds. The performances are clearly the result of deep thought
distilled into an art of crystalline clarity."
brilliant Turkish-born pianist Zeynep Ucbasaran begins this double CD
with a sparkling performance of that first sonata and also plays six
other early Mozart sonatas... Since 1996 she has lived in Santa
Barbara, California, and become internationally acclaimed for her solo
recitals, concerts and chamber music performances. Mozart sonatas can
be almost boring when played badly but the performances here are
excellent - natural, inventive, spontaneous and deeply satisfying.
Zeynep Ucbasaran’s vibrant interpretations of these diverse works
elegantly captures the essential poetry in the music. Eroica have
also released a second double CD (JDT 3404) by Zeynep Ucbasaran,
featuring six of Mozart’s late piano sonatas. Both albums are highly
|John Pitt, New Classics|