…Finally, the playing of the Concentus Musicus Wien is extraordinary. (…) You'll be dazzled, even awed. It sets a new standard in Haydn performance–and trust me, you won't be able to stop listening.
"Concentus Musicus were the first in the periodinstrument field with these works but time has marched on. The CD version of their set is certainly of clearer sound than the LP but not sufficiently so to convert every dish of contrapuntal soup into consommé, particularly in the outer movements of the Double Concerto. More to the musical point, the mannerisms and small aberrations now sound dated, at a time when most performers differentiate more clearly between Affekt and affectation."