|W.A.Mozart, Violin Sonatas, |
H.Hahn / N.Zhu
Original instruments, in works that should not automatically have the violinist named first on the cover, are no prerequisite for enjoyment of Mozart, though, even to HIP-spoiled ears. There was one album with a modern grand piano that did proved that this year – and completely out of the blue, too. Mitsuko Uchida and Mark Steinberg (who? - Exactly!) are the only two players to date that have convinced me that K. 377, K. 303, K. 304, and K. 526 are truly great works of music. Youthful energy that Hahn/Zhu bring to the table, they may not stop Uchida/Steinberg on their way to a ‘The Best Recordings of 2005’ spot at ionarts.