David Fung: Mozart Piano Sonatas

July 9, 2019, 9:00 am

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Even in his youth, the music of Mozart always held mysterious power for pianist David Fung. His teachers made it clear that he certainly should study and learn Mozart’s music, but he was not to perform it publicly. Perhaps these directives only increased Fung’s fascination with the music. In any case, they certainly did not stop him from playing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major at the Rubinstein Piano Competition at age 22, where he was awarded the Mozart Prize. For this Steinway recording, Fung selected three early Mozart piano sonatas and one much later sonata, which complements the early works and demonstrates his evolution as a composer.