It would seem that some people, paTROLLing the internet, like to make nasty comments. However, I challenge anyone who loves 18th century music and is honest to justify any negative comments about this CD, which was not recorded live but was issued on licence from CBC Records, the label of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Georg Tintner did some excellent work with Symphony Nova Scotia during the late 80's and the 90's, leading both to some live recordings (issued as Volumes 1 thru 7 of the Tintner Memorial Edition) as well as several studio-made CDs such as this one. Obviously, the studio recordings are of better quality all-round, with no extraneous noise and with Tintner given the chance to correct any problems. Tintner was a Mozart-lover par excellence, as evidenced by his recordings of symphonies and his predilection for Mozart's operas, but with a little-known orchestra his best chances were obviously with Mozart rarities such as the ones presented here, a selection of occasional dances and marches and most of "Les petits riens", a work that was put together using music by Mozart and some other composers. (Tintner has recorded not only everything which was definitely by Mozart, but also some doubtful pieces, just to be sure.) The music (Mozart is said to have noted that he was paid "too much for what I did, but too little for what I could have done") is generally fairly simple, pure dance or march music with jaunty melodies on violins, winds and brass, although I had the feeling that nobody else could have written most of these pieces, they sound like Mozart, even when they are just casual dances. Tintner seats the second violins, as on all the Tintner Memorial reissues, to the right of proceedings, gaining in antiphonal effect, something that is here well-captured by the exemplary engineering. The booklet with notes in three languages is also very good, introducing not only the music but also the performers. There is a complete track list with all the "Köchel" numbers to boot. At the Naxos price, this is a marvellous deal, not to be missed. The only rival recording I have heard has been Bruno Weil's Sony recording of the "German Dances" on period instruments, but it did not hold me as enthralled as Tintner's has been doing for a couple of days.