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Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Jeremy Ovenden (tenor), Andrew Foster-Williams (bass)

Wrocław Baroque Orchestra, Wrocław Philharmonic Choir, Gabrieli Consort & Players, Paul McCreesh

the performance matches the high standards of McCreesh's previous grand choral projects...McCreesh revels in Haydn's masterly skills in writing for orchestra, choir and soloists...The choir's... More…

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Kammerorchester Basel, Giovanni Antonini

The Basel Chamber Orchestra present a sound that is a touch sweeter than Il Giardino Armonico’s, although that familiar period-instrument ‘spit’ is still never absent...That sweetness suits these... 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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Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Robin Ticciati

The performances, though on modern instruments, pay attention to matters of period style - every repeat observed, careful balance between parts…the SCO is everywhere on wonderfully characterful... More…

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Ian Bostridge (tenor), Antonio Pappano (piano), Elizabeth Kenny (lute), Adam Walker (flute), Lawrence Power (viola), Michael Collins (clarinet)

Five songs from Finzi’s incomparable Let us Garlands Bring see the tenor’s head voice floating sympathetically through the melismatic vowels and ever-shifting metres of Finzi’s most sensitive... More…

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Live at the Wigmore Hall

Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano) & Antonio Pappano (piano)

both of these artists know how to deliver popular material with skill and grace...[in the Haydn] DiDonato's interpretative imagination matches Tony Pappano's thoughtful and pianistic approach...[Pappano]... More…

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Steven Isserlis (cello/director)

The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen

His interpretations, graceful and finely-etched before, now have a more rugged depth, and the new variants on his own cadenzas speak of experience…His own arrangement of Mozart’s heavenly ‘Geme... More…

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London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis

The performance is notably warmer and more personal [than his earlier accounts], it glows with affection for this life-enhancing music...[the Adagio of No. 99] unfolds with a sublime serenity... More…

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Francesca Aspromonte (soprano)

Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini

As in the previous volumes, the orchestral playing is breathtaking in its accuracy - the sort of Haydn playing you dream of…this may well become the period-instrument Haydn cycle by which all... More…

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gut strings and paucity of vibrato notwithstanding, [the London Haydn Quartet] play with all the radiant resonance of timbre of their previous releases in this on-going Haydn series…there is... More…

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