Martin Sturfält (piano), Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra/Manze (Hyperion)
Hyperion marches on with its seemingly inexhaustible romantic piano concerto series, reaching number 57 with Adolf Wiklund (1879-1950), hugely popular in his native Sweden until modernist tastes in the 1960s drove his music into obscurity. He really deserves this reappraisal: he has Rachmaninov's talent for big, sweeping statements and Grieg's way with a sweet melody. It's a winning combination, beautifully captured here by Martin Sturfält and the Helsingborg players under the sure direction of increasingly interesting violinist-turned-conductor Andrew Manze.
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