Five new recordings of 2021 festival highlights to enjoy
Gramophone's Top Choice: Mackerras's Mozart
The February 2022 issue of Gramophone includes an article in which reviewer Richard Wigmore surveys over twenty recordings from across nine decades of Mozart's Symphony No. 40. With a wealth of excellent recordings to choose from we are proud that Linn's recording by Mozart specialist Sir Charles Mackerras and "the fabulous" Scottish Chamber Orchestra came out on top.
Stating why the recording on the album Mozart: Symphonies 38-41 was his Top Choice, Richard said that it "marries a period-style leanness with the sweeter sonorities of modern instruments. ...Textures are transparent, tempos urgent but flexible, always allowing space for expressive phrasing. Every details tells, yet nothing is exaggerated. A winner."
A must-have in everyone's music collection.