na instrumentach z epoki!
The rubric “Smithsonian” has become known as a tacit guarantee of authenticity regarding effort, in the case of research, and conclusion when the results are published. Nonetheless, this enterprising project should not be viewed primarily as a scholastic exercise. The musical instruments largely belong to the Smithsonian’s valuable collection of antiques and authenticated facsimiles. Of greater importance, they have been entrusted to gifted musicians who are eminently qualified to apply specialist knowledge of the techniques and artistry prevalent in the eighteenth century. We are, therefore, privileged to hear Mozart’s music played in as close a manner as possible to that which the maestro heard and performed himself. And the 64-page accompanying booklet is most informatively researched and written by Smithson Quartet cellist Kenneth Slowik. Stereophile Magazine, January 1988