Mozart - Le nozze di Figaro (Arnold Östman, Arleen Auger, Della Jones, Barbara Bonney) 
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 3cd, 688 MB
Classical | Label: Oiseau Lyre London / Decca | Catalog Number: 421 333-2 | TT: 186’28
In 1988 when this period-instrument Figaro was released, the style was still a novelty, and Ostman gained some notoreity for his rushed tempos as well as the scrawniness of his chamber orchestra, by far the smallest to play this great opera on CD. Yet when I read a glowing review by Andrew Porter in the New Yorker, I immediately bought the performance, shortly discovering that it was a true gem in the extensive Figaro catalog.
By Santa Fe Listener