... these performances are stylish, elegant, evocative, supremely musical, and not the least encumbered by the nicknames. The Dresden-born conductor leads the ... chamber orchestra in performances that sparkle but never superficially. Instead, Haenchen digs into what the music is really about, the aesthetic core of Enlightenment humanism that shines from first note to last. ...-- these will stand near the top of any short list and should satisfy any fan of Haydn's symphonies, with or without nicknames.
Edel Classics early digital sound is cool, clear and fresh.
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