06. January 2010 · Comments Off on Uh-oh · Categories: Ouch!, Reviews

A pity, then, that finesse slipped a bit in the concert’s second half. Various ailments afflicted portions of Mozart’s Symphony No 29. The most virulent was the common peril of period instrument performances: sour intonation. Sometimes, in the middle movements, the exposed first oboe gave a reasonable impersonation of a chicken in pain.

Oh dear. Reviewers sometimes have a way with words, don’t they?

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