Mozart Symphonies 2 - SCO & Sir Charles Mackerras - MusicWeb International

This is a superb follow-up to the Linn/Mackerras 2-CD set of Mozart's last symphonies which I praised last year. Mackerras had already recorded the earlier symphonies with the Prague Chamber Orchestra for Telarc - I also praised Nos. 34-36 in February 2009 - but these new versions are, if anything, even better.  Here is all the delicacy of Mozart but with his underlying strength, too.  Bone china may be exquisitely fine, but it's also extremely strong and the same is true of these works in Mackerras's hands; the lossless download serves to emphasise the quality of the music and the performances. May we now expect a third volume, with Nos. 25, 28, 30, 33 and 34?

MusicWeb International
08 April 2010