il Pomo d’Oro
2 Cd’s (Erato)
This release by the period-instrument Il Pomo d’Oro sets itself the task of reviving some of the Haydn concertos that have never really entered the regular repertory, and to an extent it succeeds. The pair of conductors involved do not represent varieties of interpretation. Rather, Riccardo Minasi on the first part of the album is a violinist, and Maxim Emelyanychev on the second is a keyboardist, and each musician leads the orchestra while playing. Both favor a gutsy, energetic sound that properly showcases the five concertos here (two for keyboard, one for violin, one for violin and keyboard, and one for a natural horn impressively controlled by Johannes Hinterholzer) at their best.
James Manheim – AllMusic
‘In performances of such commitment and flair, nothing is routine’
Elinor Cooper – BBC Music Magazine
Release Date : 29/01/2016
Label : Erato