MARIA JOĂO PIRES With Passion 4776607

It's hard to beat this generous budget-price compilation . . . played with the impeccable artistry that we've come to expect from Pires. . . . The Mozart Sonata and the Schubert are masterfully handled, pristine without ever sounding mannered, and the performance of the Schumann Concerto is one of the finest in the catalogue . . . this is a wonderful showcase of Pires's talent . . .