CHOPIN 24 Etudes CD Launch Concerts!
July 2017 (Sun) 3pm St
Johns Smith Square, London (3 Etudes)
'Do listen to the CD in the record shop – and I am sure you will love Megumi Fujita's way of playing and her Chopin's interpretation.' P-G Bergfors
The greatest piano studies of all time.
As Frédéric Chopin was also a pianist, he studied the piano extensively. Unlike his friend Liszt, he, as a concert pianist, disliked large venues and big audiences. He preferred performing at intimate surroundings.One will recognize such differences when listening to the newly released CD (Intim Musik label) of Chopin's etudes op.10 and 25 performed by Megumi Fujita, widely known around the world as a chamber musician in a piano trio with her two sisters.
What I mean is, that these pieces are usually a showcase for how technically brilliant, strong, fast and skilled a young pianists can execute the Chopin's etudes. Fujita has totally different attitude to this, as shown from the very first Etude, op. 10 No. 1, in C major.
She has all the technique required of a modern pianist to play at any speed, but she refrains from getting praise this way. With wonderful touch and remarkably controlled dynamics, and perfect mix of the classical and romanticism born out of Chopin's heart (Chopin loved Mozart’s music!), she takes the tempo at a slightly slower pace, with tenderness and butterfly's touch, thus drawing the music away from the earth shattering fast-paced virtuosi.
the risk of misunderstanding, I would like to call Fujita's interpretation feminine
in the very best meaning of that word.I cannot pick "best tracks" in
this collection. Everything is so good. A personal musical favourite among them
is Etude Op.25 No.1 in A flat major. Do listen to the CD in the record shop –
and I am sure you will love Megumi Fujita's way of playing and her interpretation
recital from Fujita that highlighted sensuous beauty and rich sound
Sussex County Times 20th Oct 2011 G.T.
"...(Megumi Fujita) was marvellous mature and confident...faultless technique and tone...Tour de force in all respects."
Opinion, Wigmore Hall
4th Novembeer 2010
22nd December 2008
22nd May 2007
4th January 2007