Josephine is Alfredo Piatti Chair of Cello at the Royal Academy of Music in London

Full of distinguished playfulness, Knight illuminates with her slender cello sound. She plays with fine strokes and a chamber music-like grace, opening up new horizons for the “concert piece” that Schumann wanted to be understood as a cheerful fantasy with three successive attacca movements.

Concerti Magazin (Peter Krause)

This is an instructive and well-recorded programme that sheds new light on Schumann’s concerto, stripping it back to a time before editorial and executant additions. More than that, perhaps, is the subtly adjusted ethos of the work that emerges in performance. Add the previously unrecorded Piattis and you have a vibrant addition to the discography.

MusicWeb International (Jonathan Woolf)

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