REVIEWS"Ms. Lowy is a poet and a communicator par excellence. Her technique displays impressive power and passion...but she is also capable of gentleness and tranquility...Phrases are shaped with much care...She is capable of producing a near kaleidoscopic array of colors and she successfully captures the minutest details of Mozart's scores, bringing them forth with an enviable and natural ease absent in some of her competition...The sound quality is excellent, expertly juxtaposing both intimacy and immediacy in a way that should make some of the larger record companies green with envy."
FANFARE, MAY/JUNE 2005
PROGRAM NOTESHeidi Lowy began her studies at the Juilliard School where she was a student of Leland Thompson. She graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory with a Bachelor of Music as a student of John Perry and received a Masters of Music and Distinguished Performer's Certificate while a student of Cecile Genhart at the Eastman School of Music. She attended L'ecole d'Arts Americaines in Fountainebleau, France, where she was a student of Nadia Boulanger and played Mozart and Ravel in the Master Class of Robert Casaesus. She was awarded the Wuslin Fellowship for chamber music at Tanglewood Music Festival. There followed her study with Leon Fleisher.
Heidi Lowy has performed at Carnegie Recital Hall, Steinway Hall and Lincoln Center. Additional performances included recitals at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Virginia and the Rochester and New Jersey Philharmonic Orchestras. A review of her performance of the Schumann Piano Concerto stated... "Ms. Lowy has great technical facilities, which always serve her for musical purposes... her playing is poetic, sincere and strong at the same time..." Gustav Meier, conductor.
The first six piano sonatas are generally referred to as the "Munich" sonatas. Of these, the initial three, K.279, 280 and 281, are each in three movements, the customary Fast-Slow-Fast format, with the first movement in Sonata-Allegro form made up of two main themes with a development section in between between; the second movement simple and songful; the third either another Sonata-Allegro or a Rondo, the latter a form which Mozart more or less invented and which was distinguished by a recurrent unifying theme separated by contrasting episodes.
PROGRAMWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Sonata No. 1 in C major, K. 279
Piano Sonata No. 2 in F major, K. 280
Piano Sonata No. 3 in B-Flat major, K. 281
Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-Flat major, K. 282