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Jens F. Laurson
Ionarts, July 2015

Mozart at once old fashioned and intellectually fresh comes courtesy of Lars Vogt and Christian Tetzlaff. The music deserves—and gets—equal partners. In the earliest sonata on this disc, K379, Lars Vogt’s light and lyrical touch in the unaccompanied first Variation of the Andantino cantabile melts right through the speakers: exemplary for his contribution throughout. It helps that Christian Tetzlaff is no limelight hog; the violinist accompanies or leads as necessary in K454 and 526, with a rich but controlled tone. © 2015 Ionarts Read complete review

Hank Zauderer
My Classical Notes, December 2013

On this CD, the fine violinist Christian Tetzlaff is joined by one of his regular musical partners, the pianist Lars Vogt, whose sensitive, insightful playing complements Mr Tetzlaff’s lush tone and elegant interpretations.

The wonder of Mozart in these works is the amazing dialog between the two instruments. At one moment, the piano accompanies the violin. Later the violin plays similar accompanying figures, when the piano is handed the melody. It is all about interactive weaving of beautiful, magical sounds. © 2013 My Classical Notes Read complete review

Michael Cookson
MusicWeb International, April 2013

Hamburg-born violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Lars Vogt out of Düren are regular recital partners. On this Ondine release they join an impressive list of partnerships to have recorded sets of Mozart violin sonatas.

Tetzlaff and Vogt display strong character throughout yet they still evince warmth and sensitivity. The results are impeccable and dignified; teamwork and love for the music is at the heart of this. The sound quality is pleasingly clear…No admirer of Mozart’s chamber music should hesitate with this Ondine release. © 2013 MusicWeb International Read complete review

John David Moore
American Record Guide, March 2013

This is a well-chosen sampling of Mozart’s work in this genre, and Tetzlaff and Vogt play it with respect and joy…I find these astute and enjoyable performances. © 2013 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide

Terry Robbins
The WholeNote, February 2013

Fans of violinist Christian Tetzlaff will be delighted with his new CD of three Mozart Sonatas for Piano and Violin, with Lars Vogt at the keyboard…The sonatas are those in B Flat Major K454, G Major K379 and A Major K526 and Tetzlaff more than lives up to his usual world-class standard in works that require not only virtuosity but also a great deal of sensitivity. His playing seems effortless, with a smooth legato and a lovely range of dynamics.

The sound is spacious without being overly resonant, with the two instruments clearly separated but nicely balanced… © 2013 The WholeNote Read complete review

Bret Downe
Scene Magazine, February 2013

…Lars Vogt and Christian Tetzlaff…sound thoroughly at home in the music and allow it a natural, even and altogether pleasant flow, resulting in a CD in which both the excellence of the music and the fine playing provide reasons for listening to the disc again and again. © 2013 Scene Magazine

Bayan Northcott
BBC Music Magazine, February 2013

The bar-by-bar alternation between joy and sadness, beauty and regret, in mature Mozart is something to which Christian Tetzlaff and Lars Vogt are continuously alive. © BBC Music Magazine

Harriet Smith
Gramophone, February 2013

This disc brings together two musicians absolutely at the top of their game…

It’s the hyper-reactivity between the two players that is a constant delight, as witness their subtle way of varying repeats. And the variation-form finale on a simple rococo-ish theme is entrancing, each one piquantly characterised without exaggeration. A delight from beginning to end. Would it be too much to hope that this might be the start of a series? © 2013 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone, November 2012

K. 379…is a pleasant enough work, stylish and filled with ingratiating melodies. But K. 454 and K. 526 are on a higher plane, being the first and third of [Mozart’s] last great set of violin sonatas…K. 454 is especially careful to balance the two instruments equally…and offers contrasts between its particularly slow Largo opening and some much more playful moments, all of which Vogt and Tetzlaff handle with poise and elegance. K. 526, in which the instruments are again carefully balanced…Again, both performers sound thoroughly at home in the music and allow it a natural, even and altogether pleasant flow, resulting in a…CD in which both the excellence of the music and the fine playing provide reasons for listening to the disc again and again. © 2012 Read complete review

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