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This review is from: Mozart: The Symphonies /Pinnock (Audio CD)
Radio 3's recent Mozart season played some early symphonies, and they used Pinnock's versions. I was quite amazed by how good they were, having been misled by 'certain critics' into believing that only 40/41 and perhaps a few other later symphonies were worth listening to. On the strength of what I heard on Radio 3, and glowing reviews by Gramophone and 'Third Ear', I decided to obtain this set. No regrets - *all* of them were worth a listen, 11 of them make it onto my "top notch Mozart" list, with another 14 on my "listen to as often as anything else list". I have versions of 40/41 by Marriner and Bernstein, both of which I rate highly - and they generally get the nod from the 'modern/big-band' faction of Mozart critics. But I like Pinnocks at least as much. His andante in 41, and overall treatment of the symphony, is something special. Even if you have several modern/big-band versions of Mozart symphonies, this set is well worth having, you are likely to discover some new joy - even in symphonies you already have.