SHAI WOSNER: Schubert and Missy Mazzoli
The pianist Shai Wosner again proves himself a fine Schubertian with a gorgeously phrased and soulful interpretation of the “Moments Musicaux” (D. 780) that traverses the full palette of intimacy and power. He brings similarly vivid contrasts to his elegant, wholly satisfying performance of Schubert’s Piano Sonata No. 20 in A (D. 959), enhanced by his beautifully warm touch. Appropriately sandwiched between the two works is Missy Mazzoli’s alluring “Isabelle Eberhardt’s Dreams of Pianos,” which meshes evocative wisps of Schubert into a turbulent, digitally enhanced soundscape. (Vivien Schweitzer)
FCA Announces 2015 Grants to Artists and Robert Rauschenberg Awards, Missy Mazzoli receives 2015 Music Award!
Full press release HERE
Album features works by Schubert and Mazzoli’s Isabelle Eberhardt Dreams of Pianos.
“Curiously addictive…using simple musical materials – a plaintive melody over gently rocking, repeated notes and occasional chordal exclamations in the bass register – Ms. Mazzoli conjures nostalgic longing in her own 21st century-voice.” – Barbara Jepson, Wall Street Journal
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Missy Mazzoli featured in an Opera America Magazine article penned by Wall Street Journal opera critic Heidi Waleson, about the challenges women composers face in establishing their rightful role in the modern opera canon.
Full article HERE