The New York Times
The Best Classical Music Recordings of 2015
This last release of Mr. Blackshaw’s Mozart cycle, recorded live, is another welcome demonstration of his immaculate tone, delicate way with pacing and exquisite taste in articulation. In four sonatas taken from across the composer’s life, there is never a note of hurry or haste, and nothing that fails to enchant.
David Allen, The New York Times, 10.12.15
Sinfini Music, [5*]
The unshowy manner, the gorgeous tone and simple clarity of his playing (lightly pedalled) is completely masterful … This is Mozart to return to time and again.
Jeremy Nicholas, Sinfini Music, 10th November 2015
Donald Tovey described the sonatas as written with his left hand while the composer was occupied with greater things. Yet so searching and satisfying is Blackshaw s playing, so felicitous his touch, we have no sense of inferior works, least of all the two on the second disc, the sparkling K576 and the irresistible K533, with its richly decorated, Bach-inspired slow movement
David Cairns The Sunday Times, 18th October 2015
Mozart's Piano Sonatas, important landmarks in any pianists repertoire, are seen as both wild improvisatory melodies and challenging exercises for Mozart s pupils. In this, the conclusion of Christian Blackshaw's complete Mozart Piano Sonatas, recorded live at Wigmore Hall, we hear four sonatas that extend from the composer s early years until shortly before his death. Each sonata is bought to life through Blackshaw's luminous tone, compelling delicacy and virtuosity, as he explores the works with fresh insight and superlative musicality. http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0127WVPUC?keywords=christian%20blackshaw&qid=1449408003&ref_=sr_1_2&sr=8-2