Boccherini – Cello concertos Nos. 9-12
Clearly and vividly recorded in a resonant church acoustic this third volume of Raphael Wallfisch’s Boccherini project features four concertos that sit between the galant and Classical styles.
Wallfisch is equal to Boccherini’s extensive technical demands, whether in the tenor register, passagework in the high thumb positions, double- and multiple-stopping or rapid string crossing. His interpretations are appropriately direct and expressively restrained and his imaginative phrasing and honeyed tone colour are bewitching throughout.
Robin Stowell – The Strad, April 2005