‘Christina Åstrand is a superbly assured soloist.’
BBC Music Magazine on CHAN 9830 (Ligeti & Nørgård)
'…this new Chandos version is clearly the one to have…'
'The haunting and elegaic horn trios of Ligeti and Brahms have never sounded so intense.'
BBC Music Magazine
'The laurels eventually go to the new Danish CD, where the rhythms are more articulate and detailed; the recording is that bit cleaner and transparent, too, though with plenty of body.'
International Record Review
'It [the Ligeti] is remarkably imaginative and challenging, played with extraordinary concentration…'
‘Juilliard-trained Danish pianist Per Salo is fabulous as a technician and as an interpreter in a role that is taxing on several fronts.’
Fanfare on CHAN 9491 (Nørgård)
‘Åstrand gives a thoroughly committed performance of Ligeti’s colourful, allusive violin concerto … Furthermore, Åstrand acknowledges the old and new elements in the Appassionato finale with true artistry and dispatches the culminating cadenza with impressive aplomb.’
The Strad on CHAN 9830 (Ligeti & Nørgård)