MOZART The Piano Concertos / Ashkenazy 4437272

Ashkenazy's cycle is unique in that one experiences the subtle shades of Mozart's music . . . Ashkenazy never just puts on a smiley face but uncovers all manner of subtle musical expression beneath the music's surfaces . . . [Rarely exuberant,] blessedly free of melodrama in the two big minor-key Concertos (K466 and K491) . . . he displays an independence of thought and spirit that has one rethinking what this music is about.