September 26, 2023

5 Stars for ‘Bartok Piano Concertos’ in The Sunday Times

“Everything is clear, weighted, precise, fluent, revelatory.”

“Bartók Piano Concertos”, performed by Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Esa-Pekka Salonen and the San Francisco Symphony, received a wonderful five-star review by The Sunday Times!

“You know just within a couple of minutes these recordings are going to be special. As Salonen and the San Francisco Symphony sweep thrillingly into the First Piano Concerto’s Allegro, Pierre-Laurent Aimard luxuriates in the space they leave him on a superbly recorded disc… ‘Definitive’ is a daft word to use about an interpretation. How can we truly know? But superlative this absolutely is.”