Sarah Willis - Mozart y Mambo: La Bella Cubana - Gramophone

The result is a treat, uninhibited by notions of historical performance style, but with the Havana orchestra playing crisply and buoyantly nonetheless ... The same qualities make Willis's K495 just as gorgeous: her attack is firm without ever being fierce and the luminous lyricism of her tone (particularly striking in the lower register) makes a delicious complement to the vivacity of the orchestral playing ... This whole disc is so happy that it'd be churlish - and probaby futile - to resist.

01 October 2023