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Concertgebouw Orchestra, Colin Davis

A superb achievement. It's nigh-on impossible to imagine better 'big-band' Haydn than you encounter here on Colin Davis's four well-filled CDs. His direction has exemplary sparkle and sensitivity.... More…

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The Chiaroscuro Quartet revel in the composer's play of ideas...It was the interpretation of No. 5 that blind-sided me on a first listening...This is a deeply absorbing reading, and can make... More…

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These are among the finest Haydn quartet recordings heard in years, performances which will quickly establish themselves as classics. They are consistently a degree more refined in texture and... More…

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Marlis Petersen (soprano), Werner Güra (tenor) & Dietrich Henschel (baritone)

RIAS Kammerchor & Freiburger Barockorchester, René Jacobs (direction)

What clinches my preference for this new version is the trio of soloists, led by the soaring, sensuous soprano of Marlis Petersen. Petersen's timing and her knowing humour are delightful, both... More…

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Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

Like Emanuel Ax on Sony, Leif Ove Andsnes confines himself to the three concertos that have been fully authenticated.
Had the works generally known as 'the Haydn piano concertos' been these three... More…

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This is a remarkable and, indeed, invaluable box, which is unlikely to be challenged, let alone surpassed. Nowadays, it is not often possible to hail one set of records as a 'classic' of the... More…

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Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Wilhelm Furtwangler

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Quatuor Mosaïques (on period instruments)

Anyone who thinks that period-instrument performance means austerity and coolness should listen to this disc. Here's playing full of expressive warmth and vigour. The opening of Op 77 No 1 is... More…

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Emerson String Quartet

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