RECORDING OF THE MONTH

 

"...He opens the D minor Fantasia with some shocking Schumannesque/Lisztian pedalling. What the hell is he up to? Bear with him. He knows exactly where he is going. It is a path which others have taken before him. What unfolds is a lyric opera without sets, costumes or libretto, but with such a cast of “characters” as to confirm that Mozart is always an opera composer even when he was writing for the piano. I fancy that the boy would say especially when he was writing for the piano. The wizardry of the Lifits independence of hands is breathtaking. Cheeky, even. It sounds like two or three pianists are operating at the same time. It turns out that the combination of cheek and brio is an admirable Mozart trait..." 

 http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2012/Aug12/Mozart_piano_4764857.htm#ixzz43AcVZWko

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