Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Haydn: 3 Violin Concertos - Standage, TEC, Pinnock

Joseph Haydn
3 Violin Concertos
Simon Standage, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock
Archiv 427 316-2

Purchased this CD after hearing the finale concerto on this CD on public radio. I believe these were written early in Haydn's life. They have a Baroque/Rococo feel to them. These are good pieces and superably performed by the English Concert. Simon Standage, violinist, does an exceptional job; his playing is masterful, precise, expressive, and accomplished. Haven't listen to other verisons, but sense these are hard to beat. As with all English Concert recordings, they are difficult to match. This may be the best recording of Haydn's violin concertos. Unfortunately, it is out of print; good luck finding a copy.

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