Mozart Symphonies 2 - SCO & Sir Charles Mackerras - Musical Pointers

Another offering from Sir Charles' Indian Summer; superb, vital accounts of five more important Mozart symphonies; the Scottish Chamber Orchestra doesn't play period instruments or eschew vibrato, but the hard sticks on the timpani give it an authentic flavour from a long-renowned Mozart specialist.

Good new notes by Timothy Jones puts these symphonies into their premiere contexts, and he has interesting things to tell about No 31 (Paris), with its two slow movements (both included), and the underrated, short No 32 - unlike any other of the later symphonies.

These Linn discs will establish and maintain a distinguished place in the over-crowded Mozart discography.


Musical Pointers
22 February 2010