Tempi are often rapid, perhaps based on metronome markings suggested by Czerny and Hummel. But Fischer, who separates violins and observes all repeats, is never cavalier, winsomely delicate throughout No 33 and all slow movements, notably that of No 34, written for strings with bassoon continuo, violas divided. Fischer’s pliancy of phrase and range of micro-dynamics within an overall sotto voce in this Andante di molto più tosto allegretto, are as impressive as his imperious opening movement and virtuoso finale. © 2013 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone
The characteristics of this Ninth Volume are…overall very satisfying—and we’re getting into the hinterland of the mature symphonies here, which makes this even more recommendable than earlier volumes.
The DaCapo recording sounds very well… © 2013 MusicWeb International Read complete review