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Top Recommendation: 'Charles Mackerras and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in a performance unsurpassed for its élan and clarity of detail.'
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« Il y règne partout une sorte d’excitation bouillonnante, pleine d’énergie. »
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5 Stars
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'...perhaps the finest recordings of these works I know.'
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Excepcional: « Ligera, chispeante, grácil y afirmativa: maravillosa, en una palabra. »
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Sound and Music
« Da non perdere. »
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« Interprétativement il n'y a pas de surprises: c'est vif et chantant... »
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Download Recording of the Month: 'Here is all the delicacy of Mozart but with his underlying strength, too.'
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„So schön, so vollendet...“
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BBC Online
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5 Stars
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"Mackerras is the man, with rhythm and vigour to the fore."
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Classical CD of the Week: 'Those who bought the last instalment will not want to miss this outstandingly well-engineered sequel.'
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International Record Review
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'...highly satisfactory...'
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The Observer
'Highly recommended.'
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'It's a fascinating journey...Unmissable!'
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SA-CD.net
5 Stars
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Musical Pointers
'Superb, vital accounts of five more important Mozart symphonies.'
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Mozart Symphonies 2 - SCO & Sir Charles Mackerras - Classical Source


29 March 2010
Classical Source
Antony Hodgson

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