As one would expect from Haydn these diverting pieces have more to offer than simple entertainment. It is music of a high caliber, and certainly not without expression. The theme with variations from the Divertimento in D (H deest) is a brilliant example of this. It is one of the highlights of this recording, and played with great sensivity by Piccolo Concerto Wien. The closing movements are typical showstoppers; brilliant and exuberant and treated as such by the players here. This disc is a sheer delight from beginning to end, thanks to Haydn who is his brilliant self here, but also to Piccolo Concerto Wien which delivers ebullient and sensitive performances. They have perfectly captured the spirit of this repertoire. No Haydn lover should miss this disc.