This continues the “Best Recordings of 2010” countdown. You can view the choices so far here. The lists from the previous years: 2009, (2009 – “Almost”), 2008, (2008 - "Almost") 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004.
# 3 - New Release
J.Haydn, “London” Symphonies, Musiciens du Louvre / M.Minkowski, naïve 5176
|J.Haydn, London Symphonies, M.Minkowski / Les Musiciens du Louvre|
When I spoke with Marc Minkowski almost two years ago in Salzburg, he had been exhausted from a lot of performing and recording; among them the Haydn Symphonies. At the time I had been impressed by his new recording of the Mass in B-Minor; now that I've heard his Haydn, I find that an even more outstanding achievement. So much wit, sparkle, and genuine surprise (!) in these works that even those of us who already Jochum and Davis and one or two "HIP" versions will want to pick these up for sheer delight. Also one of Charles' choices.
# 3 – Reissue
Bach, Couperin, Rameau, “Baroque”, Alexandre Tharaud, Harmonia Mundi 2908379
Harmonia Mundi 2908379