|'The fact that Howard Shelley directs these inspirational performances from the piano is nothing short of remarkable. In his hands, sparkling virtuosity and interpretative ease combine to form a perfect musical marriage. Rarely has the Schumann sounded so rhythmically exuberant, crowned by a finale of flair and forward momentum. So too the Grieg, which emerges fresh as a mountain stream as the melodies fall over themselves in an effort to be heard. Best of all is Saint-Saëns’ Concerto no. 2, which receives its finest recording since Rubinstien’s classic made nearly half a century ago.'
Classic FM Magazine