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Peter Donohoe’s Mozart Sonatas in Classical Music Magazine

The January 2019 issue of Classical Music Magazine has a fantastic feature on SOMM recording artist Peter Donohoe and his new series of Mozart Piano Sonatas:

“Peter Donohoe imagines the choice of Mozart’s solo piano works for his latest recording on SOMM will surprise many, although it is a project evolved over a lifetime, as well as being triggered by a snap decision.

‘I realise that I tend not to be associated with this repertoire, partly because I have tended to keep my fascination Mozart’s wonderful solo works very private until now…I am extremely grateful to SOMM for thinking outside of the box and believing in the Mozart Project. … It felt like Mozart visited me… [one] afternoon and it hit me that I suddenly had a need to immerse myself in the early sonatas, because they are so bubbly and beautiful and incredibly well written — and, most importantly, seminal. The idea expanded into my devoting five years to the preparation for performance of the whole cycle and for these recordings.’”

—Phillip Sommerich, Classical Music Magazine

See the full interview and “Mozart Effect” feature in the January 2019 issue of Classical Music Magazine