Whooop! Great news here for the most recent recording of our Mozart Made in Manchester Series – The times & Times on Sunday have given us album of the week! Thanks so much to our friends at The Keyboard Trust, Chandos Records, and The Stoller Hall for their continued support with this project.
Full review below.
ALBUM OF THE WEEK
Piano Concertos Nos 5, 6, 8 and 9; Opera Overtures
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Manchester Camerata, cond Gabor Takacs-Nagy
Chandos CHAN20137 (2 CDs)
After four volumes of concertos from Mozart’s Viennese maturity, Bavouzet tackles four from around his 20th year, on the threshold of genius — only KV 271 in E flat, his first piano concerto masterpiece, is regularly played today. Bavouzet’s crisp, fortepiano-like articulation and the brilliance of the Camerata in the five overtures make these discs captivatingly fresh. HC