The Architect Muenchinger. The Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra in the Heidelberg Town Hall
By Helmut Haack
[...] The Pianist Sontraud Speidel from Karlsruhe played Haydns Piano Concerto in D Major in an ideal stylistic cooperation with Karl Muenchinger, as a festival of clarity, virtuosity, precision, and pearl-like brilliant ornamentation. Anyone who searched here for the pleasant acoustics, completely got his money worth. Especially the final movement, which always has been regarded by virtuosos as a challenge (and therefore, did not fall into oblivion for some time like some of Haydns other piano music), proved Sontraud Speidels brilliant quality. The audience, which came as a chamber music consort, offered an intense and long appluase.
Translation: Dr. Jürgen Rodeland, John