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The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
They take precedence over all the competition, both as performances and as recordings. The playing has wonderful life and warmth, tempi are always aptly judged, and although original instruments... — More…
Krystian Zimerman (piano)
Cleveland Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez
Zimerman's pianism is self-recommending.
His trills in the first movement of the G major Concerto are to die for, his passagework in the finale crystalclear, never hectic, always stylish. For... — More…
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Carlos Kleiber
an essential recommendation for any collection. These are performances which seem to present a Beethoven 'for the ages', a distillation of a long interpretative tradition, without concern for... — More…
Murray Perahia (piano)
English Chamber Orchestra
Mozart concertos from the keyboard are unbeatable. There's a rightness, an effortlessness, about doing them this way that makes for heightened enjoyment. So many of them seem to gain in vividness... — More…