Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466; Piano Sonatas, K. 281 & 332
Seong-Jin Cho, who won the International Chopin Piano Competition in 2015, has previously seduced us with his Chopin and woven magic in Debussy. Here he reveals his mettle in Mozart. Joined by the ever-stylish Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the pianist gives us the D-minor Piano Concerto in a performance thrillingly alive to its drama and vividly contrasted light and shade. Melodies sing out, but he plumbs the depths too. Two sonatas, well chosen for their variety, complete an album that confirms this young pianist’s already considerable stature.