★★★★☆ This all-Haydn finale to its 2015 season shows why this group is one of Australia’s finest period ensembles.
“This is a disc that serves as an eloquent reminder that there are few more rewarding experiences than an hour or so spent in Haydn’s company.”
★★★★½ “With musical values running cheek by jowl with engineering excellence, one can but hope this debut is part of a multiple-album deal.”
“This is an outstanding recording of enticing repertoire, played brilliantly and in style.”
“They have much to reveal about the works, and are a terrific document of the musical prowess of the individuals that make up this fine ensemble.”
… the ensemble very convincingly engages with modern research into classical bow-strokes and articulation. These characteristics set their performances apart from all other recordings of early nineteenth-century repertoire known to me.
"joyous, educational and enlightened"
“I have not heard these works sound fresher nor more engaging. This new recording is an outstanding achievement.”
Sounds Like Sydney:
"The Australian Haydn Ensemble's performance on this recording is intimate; their playing is passionate. Above all, their approach has integrity."
★★★½☆ “A smart, musically rich programme played with passion.”
★★★★☆ AHE takes a sultry stroll through Boccherini's nocturnal goings on.
“The Australian Haydn Ensemble is garnering an iconic reputation as one of Australia’s best chamber music performers.”
★★★★½ Bouncy, characterful Mozart from Melvyn Tan and AHE.
The Australian Haydn Ensemble play faultlessly and they work together so well, whether it’s in this or a larger format.
“Precision and clarity were present in Mozart’s Symphony No.29 in A K.201 which began the concert.”
“A concert experience with the Australian Haydn Ensemble (AHE) is one where the carefully and creatively structured programme both delights and educates.”
This performance for one concert only was a fine interpretive collaboration between the two groups with vocal soloists.
“The Ensemble has a virtuosic provenance and its members are drawn from other distinguished orchestras and ensembles around the world.”