It is always good to immerse yourself in the music with Real Surround recordings from Tacet. Gordan Nikolic’s partner in the popular Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major, KV 364, is Richard Wolfe on the viola. They are brilliant and expressive. The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra’s playing is not only committed, but also soulful.
The interpretation of the 40th Symphony leaves no doubt that Nikolic has Mozart’s rhetoric fully under control. He is able to take more than just melodies from the G minor symphony and shapes them in a superior way, lively, with contrasting dynamics and colours, whereby the melancholy and dark sides of the music are also well expressed.