‘The musicanship is exemplary, the sense of style from Hanson and Arthur perfect. Hesitate not!'
The Classical Explorer (Colin Clarke)
‘[The] rapport between the two players shows through in a beautifully balanced sequence of Mozart sonatas. The recording venue is the Chapel of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, its wood-lined walls giving the sound a realistic resonance without favouring either instrument unduly. Hanson plays a gut-strung Guadagnini with a 1780s bow, whilst Arthur's keyboard is yet another beautifully voiced fortepiano from the studio of Paul McNulty - a copy of a Walter from around 1805. [...] in music that offers such rewards as Mozart's violin sonatas, the appetite is whetted for further instalments from these players.'
Gramophone (David Threasher)
'The renowned period violinist Peter Hanson teams up here with the equally celebrated fortepianist Andrew Arthur in effervescent performances [...] impeccably musical and charmingly involving'
Early Music Review (29 Nov 2021)
'I'm a period-instrument fan generally. However, when it comes to Classical-era music I don't always find period renditions terribly convincing, and therefore I tend to prefer stylistically knowledgable performances on modern instruments. Here's a definite exception, however, from two excellent British specialists. [...] Together Hanson and Arthur give you the feeling of being in an 18th-century parlor with performances of intimacy and verve. [...] this is an ideal sampler of Mozart's violin-and-keyboard music on period instruements and will surely make it
to my Want List.'
Fanfare Magazine, USA (Michael De Sapio)
‘A fine period-instrument recording of these sonatas which are each dedicated to women who supported Mozart in his musical endeavours. The duo of Peter Hanson and Andrew Arthur work well together in the performances here.' Lark Reviews (June 2021)
'Couldn't be better! Sensitive, lovingly shared. They make Mozart sound simple.
What a deception. Not everyone can play Mozart this way.'
Amazon.com (Customer review)