Dvorak – Legends

This serene and instantly accessible music is beautifully recorded and packaged by the French label, Melism, with the CD itself even having a proper sleeve and a booklet that includes Anna Zassimova’s own oil paintings…

Mozart – Piano Concertos

When Mozart arranged these three early concertos for piano quintet, it was a smart move. It enabled him to show his prowess as an innovative keyboard player to patrons who could not afford a full band and to perform with gifted (but wealthy) amateurs in a normal salon…

Mozart – Piano Sonatas Vol. 4

There is something splendid about Peter Donohoe, known for decades as a fine exponent of the biggest and most rowdy of twentieth century concertos, coming back late in life to Mozart’s sonatas…

Montgeroult & Viotti

We either owe a lot to, or can blame a lot on, Giovanni Battista Viotti, depending on your perspective. Viotti was the first major virtuoso to adopt what we now think of as the modern bow and to adapt his style to accommodate it, moving away from baroque practice…