Boccherini Symphonies Op. 12
Boccherini is not as well known as Hadyn or Mozart, but he was an influential and popular composer of his time, and his set of Six Symphonies are a great find. Similar to Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, but with a more classical flair, these works are a nice transition between the Baroque Bach and the classical Mozart. Leppart with the New Philharmonia Orchestra give a satisfying performance on the 2 CD Philips Duo set. Recorded in 1972, the analog sound is fine, and the playing is very good. Also available as an MP3 download.
Complete Symphonies Opus 12
Conductor: Raymond Leppard
Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Label: Philips Duo