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Recommended Recordings: "Vienna Philharmonic @ Grafenegg /"

...I’d say something about the Vienna Philharmonic having Haydn in their blood, except I don’t think they play Haydn that much more or better than other large philharmonic orchestra and certainly their Haydn discography is small and spotty. It’s just that on this occasion they were fresher, the strings more together, the execution tighter, and the tempos more appropriate than with the BSO earlier. Granted, there was a little too much pleasantness here, also, especially in the sticky-boots Minuet, but not to a debilitating degree...

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J.Haydn, Symphony No.44 et al.,
F.Fricsay/RIAS SO
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R.Wagner, Wesendonck Lieder et al.,
C.Studer/G.Sinopoli/StaKap Dresden

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J.Brahms, The Symphonies,

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