Wednesday 1 April 2020
BBC Music Magazine reviews Haydn & Stamitz
"Colourful Haydn: Ana de la Vega adds a touch of brightness."
"The Lira Organizzata was a curious 18th-century Keyboard contraption combining a hand-cranked hurdy-gurdy with a rank of small organ pipes. [...] King Ferdinand IV of Naples commissioned Haydn to supply a set of concertos for Lira duet and chamber orchestra. [...] Haydn made sure that, given the less-than universal availability of Lira Organizzatas, the solo parts could be played by flute and oboe, as they are here with bright elegance by Ana de la Vega and Ramón Ortega Quero, with the crisp horns, strings and continuo of the Trondheim Soloists, led by Geir Inge Lotsberg."
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Read the full review on BBC Music Magazine - April 2020 Issue
Photo by Terje Trobe