Francesco Piemontesi, SCO & Andrew Manze - Mozart: Piano Concertos 19 & 27 - BBC Music Magazine
Mozart's piano concertos are an endless fount of joy, and expectations run high for this team of perfectionist pianist and UK stars. Francesco Piemontesi pays avid attention to the tonal calibration of every note and phrase. Andrew Manze matches him by controlling the orchestral balance to a T and choosing tempos that suit the music without having to reinvent the wheel. The orchestral playing is precise and fashionably lean. The recorded sound quality is excellent.