Wow - recording the Schumann piano concerto with such strong competition is a brave thing to do. Make no mistake - Piemontesi has plenty to say and says it with direct intention. That's not to say he lacks poetry or sensitivity. Try the second movement for subtle artistry and the third has real sense of purpose without the rush to the finish line that have marred some classic accounts.
The pianist enjoys superb accompiament from Belohlavek and the BBCSO. Despite this being such a well worn 'warhorse' the last movement is incredibly tricky to both start and keep together. (I once heard Abbado, the Berlin Phil. and a very well known pianist make a real hash of this movement!) No such problems here. The violas make a very showing of that odd passage at 3' 17" in the finale.
As for the Dvorak concerto, well, even this team struggle to make a case for a work that has always eluded very fine musicians. Perhaps it's fair to say that in this curate's egg of a work the good bits are very good indeed and he less inspired passages are played with respect. What more can you ask for?
A lovely addition to the catalogue.