The Sunday Times

Chopin’s familiar Piano Concerto in F minor, the second of his two, is here refreshed by a performance in which the orchestra is replaced by a second piano, in a previously unrecorded version using the composer’s reduction of orchestral tuttis in the solo part of the autograph score (only this part is in Chopin’s hand), with a transcription of orchestral accompaniments made by Chopin’s pupil Carl Mikuli. Working from the MS has led the duettists to some interesting, if rarefied, editorial cruxes. There is no scholarly dryness about their playing, though, and they add Chopin’s Rondo in C for two pianos (his only essay in the medium), as well as various transcriptions.

—Paul Driver