November 22, 2023

‘Bartók Piano Concertos’ Is Limelight’s Album Of The Month

“Aimard’s piano line bubbles along with free-flowing immediacy, the fluid orchestral accompaniment ever-reciprocally responsive.”

Bartók Piano Concertos, performed by Pierre-Laurent Aimard, San Francisco Symphony and Esa-Pekka Salonen, is Limelight’s Album of the Month!

“Long in need of a champion capable of fully communicating their distinctive and multifarious personalities, Bartók’s piano concertos may have found one in this thrilling collaboration between Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Esa-Pekka Salonen’s San Francisco Symphony.

Steeped in all-things Hungarian, Aimard approaches these three strikingly different pieces – each bristling with not inconsiderable challenges of their own – with all the conviction of a true believer in what he describes as their “linguistically singular music”.

Michael Quinn 

Read the full review HERE.