performed by the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields under Sir Neville Marriner
In honor of the late Maestro Lorin Maazel, the above video is a recording he did with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. I haven't listened to the whole thing, but the first movement is crisp and clean, at at a much brisker pace than Marriner's version with the ASMF, which I quite adore.
Lorin Maazel (March 6, 1930 - July 13, 2014)
I am pleased and surprised at how much I have begun to enjoy the more traditionally classical, less Romantic (or extremely early ‘pre-Romantic) symphonies. This one has been in my rotation for quite some time. In fact, a few weeks ago in Hong Kong, I had it going while I walked into the Peninsula hotel for their famous afternoon tea. Turns out I was way early for afternoon tea, so I had lunch, then an afternoon cocktail then afternoon tea. And it also turns out they had a quintet or something playing in a balcony upstairs, so I did away with the headphones and enjoyed the live music. Arrangements of Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, and then other stuff I didn't recognize. It was quite pleasant, but I associate the entire affair with music like this. It is proper, clean, well-arranged, and just downright enjoyable.
Just the other day I listened to the last symphony Mozart left to the world, which he himself