Gulda’s Burleske is in mono, but it was well regarded in its day and
Gramophone’s William Mann preferred it to what have since become more familiar readings by Janis (RCA, 9/94) and Serkin (Sony, 3/94). Given that Ashkenazy also conducted Tuckwell’s digital remakes of the horn concertos (Decca, 9/92), it might seem odd that the compilers have gone back to the 1960s for his earlier accounts under Kertesz. There was criticism then that Tuckwell’s lyrical approach missed something of the youthful impetuosity of the First and perhaps understated the anachronistic rapture of the Second. Today, these seem like the highlights of an intriguing if inevitably uneven collection.'