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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…
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…
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…
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…