The second volume of Christian Blackshaw‘s Mozart piano sonatas has been released on Wigmore Hall Live.
His performances of the complete cycle at Wigmore Hall between 2012 and 2013 received great critical acclaim, and remain cherished memories for the audiences. The second recital, of what will be a four-volume collection, was released on 29 September 2014.
Stephen Pettitt in The Sunday Times writes that Blackshaw “gives beautifully shaped, sparkling, aching accounts of the sonatas K281, K282, K283, K330 and K333, every little turn full of import.”
Editor’s Choice in this month’s Classical Music Magazine, Guy Weatherall writes that “Blackshaw’s Mozart is an object lesson in clarity” and that this is “shaping up to be the most important cycle of these treasurable works since Schiff and Uchida.”