This is great:
It’s been a Mozarty sort of week this neck of the woods (jolly tunes to alleviate market pain, probably) and along the way, I chanced upon this version of The Haffner (story behind the name here) as done by the Swedish Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Nathalie Stutzman. Between them, they whip through the entire gig of four movements in just over 17 minutes and the high tempo, combined with the reduced number of players, makes it sound very different and a whole lot of fun. It’s had two playings this week (third happening now) and comes recommended as an alternative to your usual musical fayre so if you usually baulk at listening to long swathes of classical music, this might be for you. Those of you checking this out on the daily email digest may not see the embed, so the YouTube link is here. Ma’am Bam Thank You W.A.M.