Koopman may not be my Bach hero, but as an organist and harpsichordist he has few equals. If you happen to know his fantastic recording of Handel's organ concerti (as an organist and conductor of his Amsterdam orchestra), you know what to expect from this Haydn release. Koopman's playing is as spontaneous and exciting as it was with Handel (the Handel disc, as far as know, is out of print - what a pity!) - he is obviously enjoying himself! These two discs, filled to the limits (almost 80 minutes each!) with Haydn's keybord concerti, concertini and divertimenti, contain previously released material, hence the budget price (the recordings were made in 1980 and 1982). These are delicious pieces of music, some of them quite famous (e.g. D major, Hob. XVIII:11, better known in its piano version), some deserving greater popularity and some just an acquaintance. Koopman's playing is sometimes short of inspired and his brilliant cadenzas will take your breath away! The orchestral accompaniment is excellent (solo contributions from Reinhard Goebel!) and the sound marvellous. Don't miss it!