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New in the KUCI Classical Library - Simone Dinnerstein/ Mozart Lyceum Orchestra  - Mozart in Havana  - (Sony Classical) 

Pianist Dinnerstein performs the oft recorded Piano Concertos No. 21 in C Major and 23 in A Major with her usual grace and aplomb. What makes this recording a standout are the vibrant young musicians of the Havana Lyceum Orchestra, Jose Antonio Mendez Padron, conductor. They sound unpressured, at ease. There is nothing either sloppy or pretentious in this recording, the expected pitfalls of a fledgling orchestra, (only eight years old). As a matter of fact they sound not too cold, not too hot, but like the middle bowl of porridge, just right. As a result I think they bring out a purer and egoless performance from Dinnerstein and make this record a sheer delight. I look forward to hearing more recordings from these superb musicians. 

READ THE REVIEW by: Hobart Taylor