W.A.Mozart: SINFONIE NR.40 in G-moll KV 440
The Hofkapelle München, on historical instruments, was conducted by Michael Hofstetter, and they were a constant source of satisfaction, playing with warm consistency and with some notable contributions from the flutes. The singers were all students, except Eric Ander who was described as a graduate (and Silja of course). The first soprano was Pauline Rinvet playing the Sister, with rather light voice but sparkly high notes. Her Brother was sung by another soprano, Kathrin Zukowski, who, for me, was the most rewarding of the soloists. She sang with very nice tone, in good Baroque style with dramatic expressiveness, and her rendition of “Parto qual pastorello” (written for Farinelli, after all) was warmly received.