"His interpretations of Haydn’s violin concertos combine delicacy and vitality in an ideal way"
"These interpretations are characterized by a great deal of attention to the music’s espressivo and a timbre that is balanced across the registers, always present, singing and rich in color, as well as a remarkable sonority. Thomas Albertus Irnberger leaves no doubt about Haydn’s progressive compositional style. He emphasizes this with a gestural, richly ornamented playing and, as already mentioned, the significance of the tonal speech.
His interpretations of Haydn’s violin concertos combine delicacy and vitality in an ideal way. The fast outer movements are succinctly articulated, lively and energetic, contrasting the changing moods very well. The thoughtful slow movements are interpreted beautifully and sensitively,
Although composed for the harpsichord, the double concerto is very well suited to the fortepiano, which is played here fluently and with fine nuances by Barbara Moser.
The excellent, very homogeneous Munich Chamber Philharmonic dacapo interacts very well with the two soloists.
The sound recording is very good, the balance convincing and the orchestra is in a natural perspective."