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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Stunning virtuosity... These are readings which discover a vast range of sonorities and nuances of text.
In his review of the LP of Haydn's cello concertos RG remarked both upon the stunning virtuosity of Christophe Coin and upon the lively accompaniments that ''are not obtrusively 'ancient' in sound''. Yes, I agree with him, though occasionally I noticed that even Coin just fell short of the high standard of executancy which characterizes his performances: I'm thinking particularly of one or two moments where faulty intonation just tarnishes the gilt on the ginger-bread. But there is no doubt at all in my mind that these are readings which discover a vast range of sonorities and nuances of text which more conventional
performances are apt to miss. Some of the tuttis could be crisper in ensemble and tidier in their entries but the playing is sufficiently sympathetic not to have to worry unduly about small details. The recorded sound is excellent and the balance between soloist and ripieno is ideal. Strongly recommended.
Nicholas Anderson, Gramophone [12/1985]
Works on This Recording
Concerto for Cello no 1 in C major, H 7b no 1 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Christophe Coin (Cello)
Academy of Ancient Music
Written: circa 1761-1765; Eszterhazá, Hungary
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