Wednesday 10 December 2014

Beethoven Complete Sonatas Launching Events

Mari Kodama inaugurated her Beethoven Sonatas boxset in two succesful events on 3rd and 5th December in Canada. Having been recording the sonatas on a Steinway piano, it was an honour for Mari as well as for PENTATONE to be able to launch the boxset at  the Steinway Hall in Toronto and Montreal. The audience was mesmerized by Mari’s performance in this intimate concert.
Mari tells the story about the project as interviewed by LaPresse: "It was really in the middle of nowhere in the Netherlands. There is only one street in this town and in this barn that was converted into a studio and concert hall by a pianist, there are two magnificent Steinways. I had the chance to work with an amazing producer, Wilhelm Hellweg, a master who has recorded with Claudio Arrau and Zoltán Kocsis. It was like a mirror asking me questions about the meaning of what I was doing. "
And when asked about how she feels after completing the project of a decade, Mari answers: "It's like if I were to marry my last child. Many other things will be born from that. "
Super big thanks to Moira Johnson and colleagues from Moira Johnson Consulting and our distributor Naxos USA for making it possible!
Don't miss the opportunity to purchase this beautifully designed box of Beethoven treasures (now with 20% off Christmas Promotion). In the meantime, enjoy some pictures from the events: