With all the complaints about there being nothing new under the classical sun, it's strange that Sony wouldn't more actively herald the release of a beautifully produced disc featuring a full-scale co

With all the complaints about there being nothing new under the classical sun, it's strange that Sony wouldn't more actively herald the release of a beautifully produced disc featuring a full-scale completion of a long-missed Mozart fragment. Still, here it is—Philip Wilby's version of Mozart's Concerto for Violin and Piano re-created from the composer's 120-bar sketch, plus material from the K. 306 Violin Sonata (supposedly a model for the planned double concerto that Mozart lovers know from references in his Mannheim/Paris letters). The result is a thoroughly lovely, if not overwhelmingly persuasive work—relayed with tonal richness by violinist Midori and eminent Mozartian Christoph Eschenbach on piano and leading the fine NDR band. Esteemed violist Nobuko Imai joins Midori for a true Mozart masterpiece, the life-affirming Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major.—BB