The Best Unknown Classical Composer
Making a donation to a classical radio station in Buffalo, long ago, I was offered a request. "Anything by Vanhal," I said. "Who?" was the answer. What a shame! Vanhal was a contemporary and friend of Mozart and Haydn. His music stands up well beside both, but the twists of history are such that no champion (or popular opera) kept his name known. If you love classical symphonies, you will not only love these, but you will be amazed at what you've missed over the years. Buy this album!