Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphonies nos 15 – 18
Part of the NCO’s Mozart Symphonies Series
“Nicholas Ward and the NCO bring their customary style and eloquence to this music in performances that evocatively portray its blend of formal unity, radiant vitality and occasionally – as in the rhythmically imaginative finale of the C major Symphony – rustic charm.
Opening allegros are suitably vivacious, andantes are graceful and poignant and the vigorous finales bristle with energy. The highlight of the programme is the F major Symphony (no 18). Here, Ward’s and the NCO’s dramatically compelling account, beautifully presented in a natural, spacious recording, brilliantly highlights the music’s operatic qualities.” Classic CD