All three of these famous concertos are beautifully played here, but Wolfgang Meyer's performance of the famous Clarinet Concerto on the basset clarinet is nothing short of fabulous. I had previously favored the ubiquitous Sabine Meyer's performance with Hans Vonk conducting the Staatskapelle of Dresden, but make no mistake, Wolfgang Meyer (I wonder if he is related to Sabine?) and Nikolaus Harnoncourt sweep the board with this recording.
Now I realize that many might hesitate when they see the name "Harnoncourt" for understandable reason, as he has been guilty of many agogic readings of some of the most famous Baroque and Classical scores over these many years, (while to be fair, his adherents have lavished praise on his attempts to clean up the 19th century Romantic style overlay which distorted what the Baroque masters intended for audiences to hear.)
But fear not! - Here, Harnoncourt and his famous Concentus Musicus of Vienna not only stay on the straight and narrow as far as tempi are concerned, but I've rarely heard anyone obtain such beautifully articulated playing, not to mention realizing in the process the priceless joy and beauty of Mozart's magical scores.
Believe me, you're in for a great treat when you listen to this, which I urge you to do. Get it!