Colin Anderson
Hi-Fi Critic

Very likeable music from Viennese-born Carl Czerny (1791-1857), a pupil of Beethoven—tuneful, bouncy, glittering and song-like; imaginative, too, and requiring tact, style and virtuosity from the soloist, which Howard Shelley supplies in abundance for music written by someone who was also a top-league pianist, prolific as a composer and devoted to making music throughout his lifetime. The F-major concerto and the Rondo are recorded for the first time and prove to be real discoveries; first-class sound and presentation.