Haydn: Violin Concertos Nos. 1&4 / Podger

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Label: Channel Classics
Catalog: CCSSA29309

Haydn: Violin Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob.VIIa:1, Violin Concerto No. 4 in G major, Hob.VIIa:4 Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola & Orchestra in E flat major, K364

“…Rachel Podger…silvery-toned, subtly nuanced 1739 Pesarinius violin and intent direction of the strings of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment find a genuine eloquence in the Adagio of the otherwise unremarkable G major Concerto. Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante is... a masterpiece unique even in his output for the almost operatic interplay between its solo violin and viola protagonists... Podger's almost 'speaking' line contrasts with the more 'masculine' tones of Pavlo Beznosiuk. Others have wrung even more pathos from the somber Andante, but this scarcely alloys the warmth and life of the reading.” ~ BBC Music, 2009