Mendelssohn’s ship is becalmed in extraordinary music of rapt stillness, but its voyage is a happy one, and celebratory trumpets greet its safe arrival.
Chopin’s music truly blossoms with the most poetic of pianists, and anyone who’s heard Ingrid Fliter with the APO will agree that her playing this filigree concerto is something to anticipate keenly.
Listening to Schumann working on his Fourth Symphony, his wife Clara told her diary: ‘this will be another work that is emerging from the depths of his soul’.
After a sombre beginning, Schumann triumphs over adversity. Giordano Bellincampi captures the clouds and the sunshine.