David Rizzio Makaris Olde Focus FCR921

The Galant David Rizzio (Olde Focus Recordings)

An interesting contribution to our knowledge of the music scene in 18th-century England and the history of Scottish traditional music [JV]

Amadeus Quartet (Alto)

Deeply felt and beautifully played, flawless intonation and ensemble, but inferior balance and sound [RMo]

balsom haydn concerto warner

Alison Balsom (trumpet) Concertos (Warner Classics)

Glorious tone – top of the class [DJB]

Haydn: 2032 Project, Vol. 13: Horn Signal (Alpha)

Recommended for a most enjoyable experience [SG]

PrimroseSQ RCA Victor Biddulph 85023-2

Primrose String Quartet: The Complete RCA Victor Recordings (Biddulph)

William Primrose’s elite string quartet recordings back after 30 years [JW]

Haydn: The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross (Brilliant Classics)

With added flute part, this arrangement is a welcome curiosity for those already familiar with the work [SW]

Haydn 2032 No. 13 (Alpha)

Rousing, exquisitely articulated performances of Haydn symphonies [DF]

Bach Abel Society Les Ombres Mirare MIR584

Bach-Abel Society (Mirare)

A very entertaining disc, which gives a good impression of what may have been performed at the Bach-Abel concerts [JV]

Casals Philips Legacy Eloquence ELQ4842348

Pablo Casals: Philips Legacy (Eloquence)

Late Casals in imperfect recordings, attractively remastered and presented [JW]

Humour and Classical Music: Haydn

by David Barker