Notes & Reviews:
This specially priced set presents all eight of the highly acclaimed Mozart sonata discs that Rachel Podger and Gary Cooper recorded for Channel Classics. Also included are informative liner notes written by producer Jonathan Freeman-Attwoord. These recordings of Mozart’s complete Sonatas for Keyboard and Violin have received countless awards and accolades, including multiple Diapason d’Or awards and Gramophone Editor’s Choices, and have been hailed as ‘benchmark’ recordings. Originally released as SACDs, they are offered here on standard CD.
Forget recent competition in these violin and keyboard sonatas: the honours go to Rachel Podger and Gary Cooper's series on period instruments.
Once again the musicians give us thrillingly good performances of a mixture of early and mature sonatas ... The sound quality is breathtakingly good ... you really get the impression that Rachel and Gary are in the room with your! Very highly recommended - it doesn't get much better than this.
BBC Music Magazine
Rachel Podger and Gary Cooper give characteristically intelligent and insightful performances of all these pieces.
...There's an appealing fluidity about their playing. Add excellent sound, and the recommendation is clinched.
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