Haydn: Violin Concerto In C Major HobVIIa:1 - 1. Allegro Moderato
Haydn: Violin Concerto In C Major HobVIIa:1 - 2. Adagio
Haydn: Violin Concerto In C Major HobVIIa:1 - 3. Presto
“…Rachel Podger…silvery-toned, subtly nuanced 1739 Pesarinius violin and intent direction of the strings of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment find a genuine eloquence in the Adagio of the otherwise unremarkable G major Concerto. Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante is... a masterpiece unique even in his output for the almost operatic interplay between its solo violin and viola protagonists... Podger's almost 'speaking' line contrasts with the more 'masculine' tones of Pavlo Beznosiuk. Others have wrung even more pathos from the somber Andante, but this scarcely alloys the warmth and life of the reading.”
“Podger makes a strong case for Haydn's concertos… the sound has a warm glow that enhances her standpoint that these works are not lightweight nonentities. Slow movements are particularly profound…”
29th November 2009
“...the OAE accompanies with poise and discretion, allowing Podger's consummate talent to shine through.”
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