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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…
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…
Felicity Lott, Carolyn Watkinson, Maldwyn Davies, David Wilson-Johnson
The English Concert & Choir, Trevor Pinnock
The British Admiral had ousted the Napoleonic fleet at the Battle of the Nile just as Haydn was in the middle of writing his Nelson Mass. Although the news could not have reached him until after... — More…