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(...) The second movement, Schubert in radiantly pastoral mode, and it is here that Concerto Budapest absolutely flourish, while the almost martial discipline of the contrasting dotted forte tuttis comes as the perfect contrast. This is one of the finest accounts of this movement on record: The third movement blazes with power, yet holds an underlying lyricism. The finale is defined by an irrepressible energy of joy. It bounds and leaps and, most of all, dances furiously. At its heart, though, it explores mysteries expounded back in the first movement, raising them to the surface as if exposing them to the bright sunlight of day. This is a superb performance (...)

Colin Clark

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