Alto continues its survey of important and underexposed music that straddles the Baroque and early Classical era with major works of the “Mannheim School” in acclaimed high-definition recordings, featuring flutist Ana de la Vega and Simon Murphy’s enterprising New Dutch Academy.
“Stamic’s music is eminently competent and likable. … Both [Ana de la Vega] and her accompanists, Norway’s leading chamber ensemble, are known from previous well-received recordings. They play all this with ideal pose and balance.” —Gramophone
“[A]uthentic instrument ensemble New Dutch Academy has an international reputation, formed of well-established early music specialists. … [S]tring symphonies by the 18th Century ‘Mannheim school’ composers [Jan Stamic and Franz Xaver Richter feature v]ibrant, energetic and wonderfully secure playing supported by a sumptuous recording… no loss of detail in the fast music.” —Gramophone