On 28 October 2016 the most complete collection of Mozart works is released by Decca Classics and Deutsche Grammophon in partnership with the International Stiftung Mozarteum, Salzburg.
In celebration of Mozart’s 225th anniversary, the individually-numbered limited edition includes 240 hours of performances from 600 world-class artists including Francesco.
Francesco recorded a number of works, including the first recording of Sonata K331 with the Rondo “alla turca” from the recently discovered autograph manuscript. He also performs Funeral March K453a, 2 Variations on “Come un agnello” from Sarti’s Fra i due litiganti K460, Prelude and Fugue in C K394, Suite in C K399, Allegro in Bb K400, Andante in Bb K9b, Fugue in Eb K153, Fugue in g K154, 12 Minuets K103, Piano version of Ballet Music from Ascanio in Alba KAnh207, and Piano Sonata in Bb K498a.
In an article for the Times Francesco selected one of his favourite, rarer works of Mozart: the Praeludium and Fuge K394:
“I have always wondered why Mozart´s K394 has so seldom been performed. I believe this is one of the first examples that show his interest and dedication to the work of J.S.Bach. Granted, the integration of Baroque elements into his own language has not yet reached the perfection of his late Sonatas (for instance K.533) or Concertos (K491) but the direction is already very evident. Between a fugue and baroque voice leadings we hear some moments of that unique apparent simplicity which has never failed to touch all of us after more than two century since this music was put on paper.”
W.A Mozart: The New Complete Edition is out on October 28th.