YOU WILL LOVE THIS CD!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is really a wonderful CD. I have heard dozens of recordings of the "Exsultate, jubilate," and this performance is by far the best. Finally, I feel as though I have found "the" performance of this piece! What makes this performance thoroughly enjoyable is the "spirit" of it: the tempos are perfect, the orchestral playing sparkles, and Ameling is fantastic (as usual). If you can't stand "authentic performances" (which I loathe), and you want your Mozart passionately performed, then this CD is for you!Britten is a wonderful conductor, and how can you possibly go wrong with Elly Ameling? You could collect every available CD with her on it, and you wouldn't go wrong with a single one -- she's that good and that consistent. I highly recommend this CD to anyone who loves Mozart -- particularly if you love the "Exsultate." The other two works on here are also very well performed, especially the too-often-neglected Piano Quartet in g minor, a really great piece!By the way -- I also recommend any other Mozart recordings you can find which are conducted by Britten."