The powerfully emotive Piano Concerto receives a forceful and convincing account from the musicians here. Garrick Ohlsson is one of the giants amongst today’s circuit of piano soloists, and he performs this demanding part as naturally as water flowing through a mountain stream. The orchestra also delivers with passion and skilled conviction, and in its own right this is a recording that would seem to challenge all comers.
While we’re dealing with piano works, the Paganini Variations appears here in its piano duo rather than piano and orchestra version, superbly performed by the Lutosławski piano duo. Their irrepressible rhythmic power and sparkle is stunning…
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