Hiram Gomez Pardo | Valencia, Venezuela | 04/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
The premature departure of Ferenc Fricsay in the musical stages was a terrible disgrace for the musical world. With his early death, (49) it was truncated one of the most promissory batons of the world, the Berlin Philharmonic was deprived of the most legitimate successor in the line of Wilhelm Fürtwangler.
The musical maturity, the outstanding approach in every one of the works he conducted demonstrated his touch of genius. And this set of Mozart seems to confirm it. Fricsay conducts with elegancy, accuracy, audaciousness and Dionysian precision, permitting Mozart breathes exultant jubilee for life.
His version of Kleine Nachtmusik still stans out as one of the most remarkable ever made and matches with Vegh, Walter and Kertesz in which concerns incorporeal innocence and crystalline expression.
The symphony 39 is by itself a masterpiece, but Fricsay adds an Imperial enchantment, radiant energy and mercurial vigor as just a few directors have been able to achieve.
The Haffner is out of this world, filled of majestic splendor. The 40th owns that mysterious, introspective and tragic atmosphere. And the 29th is one of the best achievements of this album; marvelously phrased.
Additionally this restoration is simply a state of art. The pristine sound was a hardly expected release for all of us who wished this set was released, and at last our expectations were absolutely satisfied.
Don't even think it about it. Go for this priceless set.