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Jerry Dubins
Fanfare, May 2018

The Royal Northern Sinfonia is outstanding, and Ondine’s recording of these “live,” in-concert performances is excellent. With artists of the caliber of Lars Vogt and Christian and Tanja Tetzlaff, there are no technical shortcomings or unexpected mishaps. © 2018 Fanfare Read complete review



Michael Greenhalgh
MusicWeb International, April 2018

This is the second release of Lars Vogt’s cycle of Beethoven piano concertos as soloist and conductor of the Royal Northern Sinfonia, of which he has been Music Director since 2015. …Immediacy is the characteristic I found most telling about his Piano Concerto 1. Now in Piano Concerto 3 the characteristic is similarly one of alertness, but more welded to create an eventful account even of the substantial introduction before the piano enters. …In Vogt’s hands this is like an opera in the making. © 2018 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Gil French
American Record Guide, March 2018

Lars Vogt, as both pianist and conductor, gives the Triple Concerto a superb interpretation. He couldn’t ask for a more brilliant pair of partners than brother and sister Christian and Tanja Tetzlaff, with whom he works hand in glove. I is sprightly, with solid form and flowing pace. Tanja opens II with an utterly poignant cello solo, and Vogt maintains a true Largo pace, never inching faster; and the music flows on one thread as it swells with expression and touches of rubato. All three soloists are rhythmically tight as they articulate their rapid phrases of 16th notes at a bright tempo—I couldn’t help but be on full alert. © 2018 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Phil Muse
Audio Video Club of Atlanta, January 2018

I’ve been very high on this trio of German performers in recent years, never more than in the present offering of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin, and Cello in C major, Op. 56. Having frequently performed together, they are all particularly well-adept in this work which has features of both concerto and chamber music. Violinist Christian and cellist Tanja Tetzlaff are in fact brother and sister, and pianist Lars Vogt, who adds the duties of a conductor in both the major works on this program, has often played duo repertoire with both. That’s all to the good because the Triple Concerto requires the smooth integration of all three soloists, plus the orchestra as a fourth partner, in a work where give-and-take is essential. © 2018 Audio Video Club of Atlanta Read complete review



Richard Osborne
Gramophone, November 2017

…Lars Vogt’s characteristically crystalline playing is matched by recorded sound that is comparably crisp and clear. The performance, too, is distinguished—always an agreeable experience where this free-spirited though in places cussedly hidebound concerto is concerned. © 2017 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone




Remy Franck
Pizzicato, October 2017

With the Tetzlaffs and Vogt, Beethoven’s Triple Concerto becomes a colourful and refreshing Sinfonia Concertante. In the Third Piano Concerto, the pianist allows the orchestra an opulent sound to accompany his rich and vivid piano playing. © 2017 Pizzicato





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