Orpheus CO: Haydn Symphonies Nos. 53, 73 & 79 - DG 439 779-2 (DDD)
MINT / made in Germany
Wrote the superb critic Richard Wigmore for The Gramophone:
""As ever, the conductor-less New York orchestra give lithe, impeccably groomed performances. Tempos tend to be swift, articulation exceptionally buoyant and precise, phrasing stylish and gracious. . . . [A]ll three minuets are beautifully judged, poised and light of foot . . . and the Andantes of the two D major symphonies are nicely done, too, with an awareness of deeper currents beneath the perky charm of No. 73. . . . [T]here's a lot of pleasure to be had from these nimble and elegantly crafted performances, cleanly recorded . . . ."