Richard Fairman
Financial Times
June 2017

From what we know of Ravel he would not have wanted his piano concertos to be an excuse for showing off.

Steven Osborne takes the music literally, refusing to indulge sentiment or whip up excitement along the way.

In the G Major Concerto his playing is quietly sensitive, in the Concerto for the Left Hand precise and thoughtful, though neither quite sets the imagination alight.

His restraint in Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain yields rewards even if the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under Ludovic Morlot conjures the dour skies of Scotland rather than sultry Spanish nights.