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April 2   -   Guardian

Mozart: Violin Sonatas Vol 3 CD review – a pure delight

Alina Ibragimova (violin), Cédric Tiberghien (piano) (Hyperion) (2 CDs)

This is the third in the ongoing Mozart sonata series from Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien, and once again it is hard to imagine a better partnership. Each of the six works in this double CD programme is a pure delight, with exquisite playing from these world-class performers – Ibragimova fleet and lithe, Tiberghien playfully delicate. As before, they mix early examples – two written when Mozart was a precocious 10-year-old (G major K27 and B flat major K31) – with four from his later life, including F major K547, his final violin sonata, which the penurious composer hoped would be a money-spinner but poignantly was not published in his lifetime.

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