Customer Review

14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super, modern approach to these well known concertos., 24 Aug 2011
This review is from: Mozart: Horn Concertos (Audio CD)
I'm about to leave myself open to countless criticism but I was never that impressed with the Dennis Brain/Karajan recording. It's a recording I've heard many times (let's face it - it's hard to miss if you're a regular listener to BBC Radio 3!) but it's never made me feel 'involved' in the music. This newcomer does.

I think I'm correct in saying that these pieces seem to have fallen out of favour by 'big name' conductors so it's a real credit to Claudio Abbado that he's broken the mould and chosen a superb player to realise this recording.

The solo playing is extremely musical (as one would expect) but it's underlined by the terrific support given by Abbado and his Orchestra. There's never a feeling of having settled into a tempo and being to prepared to simply go through the motions. This makes the music seem better than it actually is. (The Horn concertos never really hit the heights of the piano concertos or the great Sinfonia Concertante after all).

Simply put this disc on, pour a glass of wine and ENJOY them!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

3.8 out of 5 stars (4 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (2)
4 star:    (0)
3 star:
 (1)
2 star:
 (1)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Location: Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

Top Reviewer Ranking: 654