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Rob Cowan
Gramophone, October 2020

…Mustonen’s imaginative readings nonetheless deliver bags of illuminating detail. The Third Concerto is perhaps the most compelling performance overall (the start of the Emperor’s finale is a mite bullish), whereas the fitfully successful Violin Concerto turned Piano Concerto is worth a visit every once in a while. The recordings are superbly engineered. © 2020 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



International Piano, September 2020

This well-recorded set remains a faithful, sonically-superb issue… Admirers of this fine, mercurial artist need not hesitate to acquire this set. © 2020 International Piano



Huntley Dent
Fanfare, September 2020

My overall defense of a cycle that will strike other listeners as totally arbitrary comes down to Mustonen being a composer… These are a composer’s responses to Beethoven, and Mustonen has the fingers to express them with confident assurance and at times with dazzling flourishes. …This release is one of the most refreshing of the Beethoven year. © 2020 Fanfare Read complete review



Alan Becker
American Record Guide, September 2020

…I must admit to respecting Mustonen’s prodigious technique and his dare to be different approach.

He includes the piano version of the violin concerto and wrote his own reasonable cadenzas for Concerto 1. The sound is pretty good. …The notes are praiseworthy. © 2020 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide





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