The pianist presents much to appreciate, not least the simple grace of his expression.
Austrian pianist Gottlieb Wallisch's second solo album for Linn Records is every bit as good as his first, 2010’s Mozart in Vienna. Building on the previous disc's Viennese explorations, the programme mixes well-known pieces with less instantly hum-along-able ones such as the Six Variations in F Major K398 on “Salve tu, Domine”, from Giovanni Paisiello's now long-forgotten opera, I filosofi immaginarii.
There's also a welcomed sunshiny feel to things. Perhaps this is because, although life was rarely free from complications for Mozart, by the time he wrote the earliest of these works he had broken free from the twin ruling thumbs of his father Leopold and of stifling court service. Life as a free agent was opening up before him.
Lees de rest van deze review op BBC CD recensies (Engels)
Bron: BBC Music