Notes & Reviews:
MusicWeb International, 27th November 2014
Goltz directs the Freiburger Barockorchester from the violin and does so with real spirit and affection...Goltz has the benefit of a highly talented and enthusiastic group of players...The sound quality is most agreeable and the booklet notes manage to be both very concise and informative - all adding to the desirability of this disc. This is an outstanding re-issue.
The musicians of the Freiburger Barockorchester chose to highlight the craggiest 'Sturm und Drang' side of the composer in August 2008 when they recorded this symphony known as 'La Passione.' Composed in the deliberately chosen key of F minor, the work bathes in an intensely emotional atmosphere entirely characteristic of this pre-Romantic movement which came shortly before the arrival of the Classical style. It is coupled here with Violin Concerto No.1 and Symphony No.80, two calmer pieces which will enable listeners to return to terra firma.
BBC Music Magazine, October 2014
Fiercely driven period performances in the stormier movements of the Symphonies, Von der Goltz articulates a clean, if less than affecting line through the early, Baroque-style Violin Concerto.
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