As can be said of many of his compatriots, Radu Lupu has made a musical home for himself in the rich 19th century repertoire -- Schubert
, and Brahms
especially. But he has never hesitated to stray to either side of this self-prescribed pasture -- his Mozart
touch is shining when called upon (witness his chamber collaborations with violinist Szymon Goldberg), and he endows performances of modern works with an honesty and intelligence not always offered by top-rank virtuosi.