Originally Posted by Dan Lobb
Really? You must have heard some bad Haydn performances.
Try Toscanini, Furtwangler, Bernstein, Davis (Concertgebouw) for the symphonies.
For the Creation, Karajan with Wunderlich (live and studio).
For the piano sonatas, Glenn Gould (I lived and worked a few blocks from him for some years, but never met him).
Consult a book written by my former teacher and friend, Philip Downs, "Classical Music" published by Norton.
Emerson made a good run at Forest Hills in 1969 and Wimbledon in 1970.
Gimeno did what at Wimbledon?
Dan, Haydn has "cold" music without feelings, without highlights...
Gimeno reached SF at Wimbledon in 1970!