Notes & Reviews:
Among the many recordings of the complete Mozart Violin Concertos, this one, with the late Iona Brown directing the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields from the violin, has lain dormant for far too long.
Josef Suk also has a long-standing familiarity with this marvellous work [KV 364], but as violinist. Here he partners Iona Brown on the viola: and what a splendid team they make!... the performance as a whole is noble and dignified... The couplings may simplify the difficult question of choice (if a choice has to be made). Iona Brown gives an absolutely ravishing account of the second of the five violin concertos... thus completing her recording of these works, a series which is outstanding for its freshness and spontaneity in a highly-competitive field. As before, the ASMF respond instinctively to her skilled direction, and the recording is exemplary.