Mozart Symphonies 2 - SCO & Sir Charles Mackerras - North London News
The fecund partnership of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Sir Charles Mackerras continues to produce superlative results with this latest anthology of Mozart Symphonies (29, 31 (Paris), 32, 35 (Haffner) & 36 (Linz)), and while some may prefer more edge in the approach, this set represents probably the finest modern recordings of these works (in superlative SACD sound). The earlier set of Mozart Symphonies 38 - 41 gleaned the Critics' Award at the 2009 BRIT Awards, and a similar reception looks likely for this new set. Both versions of the 2nd movement of the Paris Symphony are included, the fruits of Mackerras' assiduous research. A winner.