Ingrid Fliter - Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Chopin: Piano Concertos - BBC Music Magazine
Ingrid Fliter has built her reputation to a significant extent on Chopin and Beethoven. Turning to the two early Piano Concertos, inaugurating a new partnership with Linn, she reveals the qualities that have distinguished her earlier Chopin recordings for EMI: her projection of line, so important in these works, her luminous tone, her assured yet unshowy bravura. The outer movements of both Concertos have an authoritative confidence and are often coloured with beautifully judged dynamic shading, while the slow movements, especially of No. 2, are beautifully poised and poetic. In his engaging notes, Michael Quinn refers to these works as sound like opera without the singers, and Fliter's bold cantilenas reinforce this.