|'Geoffrey Lancaster's new disc of Mozart sonatas is going to get up a lot of people's noses, and so it should ... (his) playing of Mozart is about the most interesting (and without a doubt, the most exciting) on disc ... this new recording will send many listeners whimpering to the comfort blanket security of Uchida or Brendel. This is not listening for the faint-hearted ... his performances are an antidote to established attitudes to this music ... have a stiff brandy standing by.'|
'He uses the fortepiano to reclaim the expressive qualities of the music.'
Stephen Porter, Fanfare (USA), November 1993
'Lancaster is bold, forthright, declamatory and endlessly fascinating in his approach. ... I have always maintained that Lancaster is torchbearer of a unique art form. Unique for at least three reasons: he is fearless in pursuit of ideals - nothing is half-hearted, he never allows authenticity to be equated with stuffiness and his playing has charisma and personality of the kind that enhances, rather than detracts from an enriching musical experience.'
Cyrus Meyer-Homji, Soundscapes, Jan-Feb 1993
'Lancaster fires an entertaining salvo at early music literalists.'
Roger Covell, Sydney Morning Herald, December 1992