On 18 August Francesco and Andrew Manze’s recording of Mozart Piano Concertos Nos 25 & 26 will be released on Linn records. The disc was recorded with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in February 2016 following concerts in Fife, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
“[Piemontesi] has become a Mozartian to cherish. It’s hard to fault his sense of line, structure and deft approach to detail in these two concertos from Mozart’s Vienna period… Piemontesi’s polished playing is alert with exactly the kind of spontaneity essential to great Mozart performance.”
“[Piemontesi] has already amply displayed his Mozartian credential… Here again, his sympathy with the style and ethos of the Salzburger’s music simply sings from the speakers.
There is intimacy rather than inwardness to these chamber-scale performances… The militaristic opening movement of K503 can become something of a bangfest but the Swiss pianist instinctively draws back before overpowering the music, adding cheeky touches of ornamentation here and there as if it were all too easy for him.”
The recording will be Classic FM’s ‘Album of the Week’ from 14th August.