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ASTONISHINGLY FRESH, ORIGINAL, VITAL,
This review is from: Haydn: The 'Sturm und Drang' Symphonies (DG Collectors Edition) (Audio CD)
Excellent value, and excellent music - words can scarcely describe the sheer inventiveness, beauty and power of these revolutionary works! Lean, taut playing from the English Connert, unfussy and direct interpretations, and marvellous ensemble playing bring these incredible works to instant life. Sound quality is superb and the presentation - six discs in six envelopes in a plain card box - will surely be the norm in future for the serious collector.
This is the best value purchase I have made in years, and one of the most inspirational. Buy it!
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Initial post: 9 Mar 2012 02:38:57 GMT
Bernard Hawcroft says:
I entirely agree but shouldn't some reviewer mention the fact that Trevor Pinnock directs from the harpsichord? Some listeners might simply not want that and should be aware of the fact, but I can say that in this case his approach is far better than that of Roy Goodman on Hyperion. Trevor Pinnock's warm and invigorating approach to music making has always come across particularly well in the recording studio and it is good to note that another label is now recording him after the Universal Classics "cull". Dare we hope for more Haydn symphonies from him?
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