BBC Radio 3 Record Review 22nd July 2017 Recording of the Week
Steven Osborne’s solo Ravel for Hyperion has invited comparisons with the distinguished interpretations of the past; this new recording of the concertos is certain to win similar plaudits. The Falla is a generous and appropriate coupling, perfectly complementing these wonderful works.
Full of colour, both Osborne’s poetry and his exceptional touch are to the fore, the sparkling cascades in the final movement being especially breathtaking…strong performances of a programme that bears repeated listening. BBC ****
I would go so far as to suggest that this is the finest modern recording of both concertos- and a rival to any predecessor. Osborne and Morlot catch a much more vivid and nicely drawn Iberian feel to the music. This is one to have. International Piano *****