Viennese Winds Blow Through Elisabeth Leonskaja’s Mozart Sonatas

In the past few weeks, I’ve been listening to Elisabeth Leonskaja’s Complete Mozart Piano Sonatas,. I have now worked my way through six discs, eighteen sonatas and one fantasia. I love Mozart’s sonatas and especially his fantasia, but it must be said that one or two early sonatas come across as a little frothy. That said, this…

Piemontesi on record with Bach and Busoni

I first came across Francesco Piemontesi at the Wigmore Hall in 2016. The Swiss pianist, who was  thirty-three years old at the time, played Mozart with such precision and sensitivity that I was first in the queue to purchase his CD post-concert. The simply named, Mozart, probably gets the most play in my car. That Brendel had…