Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Franz Joseph Haydn, Antal Dorati, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra|
Haydn Keyboard Works, Vol. 1
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David Saemann | 02/01/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First, the bad news. On the last band of CD 1 and the second band of CD 2, the left and right channels are reversed. Ordinarily, this would convince me to return the item. Instead, I was utterly charmed by the piano playing. Alpenheim is the best Haydn pianist I have ever heard, better than John McCabe and better than Menahem Pressler. Everything about her performances is absolutely right. What's more, the piano sound in the concertos is captured in very good engineering. The orchestra's playing is rough but committed, although the engineering gives it a limited dynamic range. The piano sound in the Sonatas is a little less ingratiating. So, I would put up with the annoyances and enjoy this absolutely ravishing piano playing."