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Pianist Roberto Prosseda. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – CD Review, the 7th of June 2024

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Rondo KV 485 in D major; Suite KV 399; Rondo KV 511 in A minor; 8 Menuet KV 315a.

After a monumental complete discography dedicated to the piano works of Felix Mendelssohn, Roberto Prosseda concludes this year the series of albums that includes the complete cycle of works created for piano by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The last record in this recent collection, recorded at the Fazioli Concert Hall in Italy in 2022, was released on the 4th of May this year. The album, entitled "Late Piano Works", includes the most important pieces that are not part of the Austrian composer's cycle of sonatas or variations - rondo, minuets, a suite and other smaller works that share the poetic and visionary spirit of the great classical composer - qualities highlighted in the expressive interpretation of pianist Roberto Prosseda.

46-year-old Roberto Prosseda, is the artistic director of music festivals in Cremona, Patmos and Ascoli and a producer of documentaries on classical music. He has performed with famous orchestras such as the London and Brussels Philharmonics, the Weimar State Chapel, the Leipzig Gewandhaus and the Berlin Symphony Orchestra. He is particularly appreciated for his interpretations of works by Schubert, Chopin, Schubert and Mozart and has a good collaboration with the Decca label in Italy, for which he has so far recorded the complete piano works of Mendelssohn and Mozart.

Roberto Prosseda says about the album Late Piano Works: "I chose to crown this decade-long project of mine, which involved recording the complete Mozart solo piano works, with these works from the composer's late creative phase, because I consider them visionary and experimental. They reveal aspects of Mozart's personality. The pieces on this CD were composed in the last 10 years of his life and reveal the composer's image of that period, his poetics combined with dramatic intensity and contrapuntal finesse, reaching the heights of his inspiration."

Larisa Clempuș