on 6 April 2016
Excellent value for the price. It's good to have the very early symphonies, played with such energy and joy, but it takes a few CDs into the box set before we get to really great music. Mackerras is a fine Mozart conductor: no hanging about but a proper feel for the more solemn moments. The playing is superb (though I am not entirely convinced by the ubiquitous harpsichord) and the acoustic okay. If you don't want to shell out for his recordings with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, this is certainly the next best thing.