Richard Fairman
Financial Times
July 2016

We know the father well. Now meet the son.

Franz Xaver Mozart, born four months before his illustrious father’s death in 1791, was also a freelance musician, pianist, and composer. His Piano Concerto in C, written when he was 18, is a chip off the old block, pleasing but derivative.

The Piano Concerto in E Flat, though, is the real thing, taking the listener on an unpredictable musical and emotional journey.

Howard Shelley is the adept pianist, routinely accompanied by the Sinfonieorchester St Gallen. They throw in a naïve, galant concerto by Clementi for good measure.