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Haydn is no Mozart when writing opera,
This review is from: Armida (Audio CD)
Haydn who reaches celestial heights in his string quartets and symphonies is average in his opera writing, at least, compared with Mozart. The sound of this recording is lovely and Bartoli with her vocal gymnastics is always a joy to listen to. But, we are firmly on terra firma here - no soaring to the heavens. I have struggled to even get to the end of these CDs.