Previously published on August 22

Unmissable, essential – forgive these buzz words, but they fit this superb release: three masterworks (eighty minutes) captured in exceptional, perfectly balanced, and immediate, sound (June 2022 & Feb 2023) – no detail or nuance escapes – Aimard, Salonen & SFS in total accord as to how these Concertos go, each one’s characters and needs catered for, sometimes as uncompromising as the music itself (the First Concerto) yet with an expressive leeway that is very human. These are great performances – on Pentatone PTC 5187 029, released September 15.