Charles Mackerras' epic Mozart box set

Mozart's symphonies are under tight control from Charles Mackerras and the Prague CO.

Composer: Mozart
Repertoire: Symphonies Nos 1-41
Prague CO/Mackerras
Rating: 5/5
Genre: Instrumental
Label: Telarc CD-80300 (10 CDs)

This stunning boxed set, recorded 1986-91, collects together all of Mozart’s authenticated symphonies. Charles Mackerras and his legendary band of Czech players sound intoxicated by the last six great symphonies, yet, if anything the early works make an even stronger impression, with Mozart’s boyhood invention bubbling with an effervescence to leave one giddy and light-headed. As each work closes you simply can’t wait to hear what will happen next. A treasure-trove of musical delights.