Mackerras's Mozart symphonies recording named 'Essential' by Hi-Fi News
An 'Indispensable' Mozart Recording
Music critic and musicologist Natasha Loges was tasked by BBC Radio 3's Record Review to choose only five indispensable recordings of Mozart. With a wealth of works and recordings to choose from we are especially thrilled that Natasha choose our recording of Symphony No. 35 in D major (Haffner), K. 385 as one of her five. This symphony features on Sir Charles Mackerras' second recording of Mozart symphonies with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Mozart: Symphonies 29, 31 (Paris), 32, 35 (Haffner) & 36 (Linz).
Presenter Andrew McGregor introduced it as "a highly regarded recording" and Natasha summed up why this was one of her must-have recordings saying, "It's a very full-blooded sound but it's never anything less than agile. The pace is exuberant, but never sounds hasty … the blend and balance of the instrumental timbes is also very special cos it has a chamber music quality …"