"It is a thrilling listen."
Rick Jones - The Times - 5 July 2008
"Empahtically phrased, with piquant sforzandi from the strings, a warm woodwind sound and brilliantly clear textures from the piano, it is a testament to the vitality of interpretations that do away with the middle man."
Anna Picard - The Independent - 15 June 2008
"...fascinating, limpid account of the piano version Beethoven made, at Clementi’s request, of his own violin concerto."
Paul Driver - The Sunday Times 13 July 2008
"Listening to Olli Mustonen’s interpretation of Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto is a refreshing experience; instead of emphasizing the tragic melodrama, Mustonen brings out the music’s intimite character."
Veijo Murtomäki - Helsingin Sanomat - 7 July 2008
"Here is playing of great force, brilliance and exactness."
Anthony Hodgson - ClassicalSource.com - August 2008
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"It’s musical, full of life, and certainly makes you consider the (Violin Concerto) in a new light."
Mark Forrest - Classic FM - 14 July 2008
"On this excellent recording, (Olli Mustonen) combines at least two of his talents, conducting from the keyboard a fresh rendition of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3."
Robin Gehl - 22 December 2008 - Best CDs of 2008 - The New Faces of Classical Music
"The Tapiola Sinfonietta in particular is on terrific form and Mustonen’s playing occasionally has the grandeur of an aristocrat. Theirs is an interpretation that avoids the routine ... These incident-packed, often arresting performances enjoy excellent reproduction - Mustonen is naturally balanced with the orchestra, his soloist-and-director role here apppositely underlined."
Colin Anderson - International Piano Magazine - September/October 2008
"Mustonen’s performance of the Third Concerto ... is one of the finest on disc: big-hearted and free from the Haydnesque prissiness that some interpreters bring to the work. The Tapiola Sinfonietta’s playing is sensational, too."
Tim Ashley - The Guardian - 8 August 2008
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