The earliest music here dates from when Mozart was just six years old, the latest from his first years as a freelance composer resident in Vienna. The distinguished advocacy of Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien, in a second volume of the complete violin sonatas, is equally persuasive in both.
Tiberghien’s limpid phrasing, radiant cantabile and velvety, cushioned tone provides a continual source of pleasure, complemented ideally by Ibragimova’s silvery-toned exploratory zeal, as she delights in Mozart’s gentle textual interplay, as though discovering its special qualities for the first time. BBC *****
Tiberghien and Ibragimova palpably delight in their opportunities for witty repartee…cultivating light, limpid sonorities (violin vibrato used only for occasional effect), the pair shade and phrase imaginatively without compromising the music’s essential innocence. Gramophone