“To record Brahms’s piano music from his youth was an idea I was having since several years. Finally this project around the friendship of Brahms and the Schumanns came to live in Neumarkt/Germany with the great recording team of producer, Erdo Groot and Ientje Mooij and Shunske Yokoyama for the new model of Yamaha concert grand piano CFX”, says Mari Kodama. The recording with Brahm’s Piano Sonata No.1 and Schumann’s Variations and Variations Op. 18 will be released in November.