These 1960s recordings of Mozart's late symphonies exhibit all the poise, clarity, and elegance of phrasing for which Szell and his Clevelanders were renowned.
"Outstanding…. The playing has superb polish. Slow movements bring great delicacy of feeling."—Penguin Guide
"This is 'big' Mozart, by which I mean lots of strings. Of course, the producers have seen to it that woodwinds are cared for; but the general effect is of a full symphony orchestra playing Mozart…. There are passages of marvellous playing…. The first movement of the Haffner is polished off with no end of expertise…. Record collectors must know the tremendously high standards of playing Szell gets from his Cleveland Orchestra."—Gramophone
"The ensemble is literally perfect with elegant solo playing from the vaunted wind section. But pride of place goes to the reading of the Haffner Symphony, especially in the last movement where Szell presides over a true 'presto' and absolutely breathtaking string playing."—Classics Today