J. Haydn Haydn: The London Symphonies, Vol. 2

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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
Item:  PHL 442614

CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: October 11, 1994
  • Label: Philips

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Symphony In D: Adagio - Allegro assai - Joseph Haydn
  • 2.Symphony In D: Largo cantabile - Joseph Haydn
  • 3.Symphony In D: Menuetto. Allegro - Joseph Haydn
  • 4.Symphony In D: Finale. Presto ma non troppo - Joseph Haydn
  • 5.Symphony In E Flat: Adagio - Vivace assai - Joseph Haydn
  • 6.Symphony In E Flat: Adagio - Joseph Haydn
  • 7.Symphony In E Flat: Menuetto. Allegretto - Joseph Haydn
  • 8.Symphony In E Flat: Finale. Vivace - Joseph Haydn
  • 9.Symphony In G: Adagio - Joseph Haydn
  • 10.Symphony In G: Andante - Joseph Haydn
  • 11.Symphony In G: Menuetto - Joseph Haydn
  • 12.Symphony In G: Finale - Joseph Haydn

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Symphony In G: 1. Adagio - J. Haydn
  • 2.Symphony In G: 2. Andante - J. Haydn
  • 3.Symphony In G: 3. Menuetto - J. Haydn
  • 4.Symphony In G: 4. Finale - J. Haydn
  • 5.Symphony In C: 1. Adagio - Vivace - J. Haydn
  • 6.Symphony In C: 2. Adagio ma non troppo - J. Haydn
  • 7.Symphony In C: 3. Menuetto. Allegretto - J. Haydn
  • 8.Symphony In C: 4. Finale. Presto assai - J. Haydn
  • 9.Symphony In D: 1. Adagio - J. Haydn
  • 10.Symphony In D: 2. Andante - J. Haydn
  • 11.Symphony In D: 3. Menuetto - J. Haydn
  • 12.Symphony In D: 4. Finale - J. Haydn

Product Description:

Someone once commented on the "sulphurous devilishness" of Haydn's surprises in the London symphonies. But it should come as no surprise that one of the best recordings of these works is from Sir Colin Davis, whose accounts with the Concertgebouw Orchestra stand among the most exalted phonographic accomplishments of recent years. There is a Beechamesque quality to these readings, and when it comes to Haydn, that is praise indeed. They are exceptionally personable, characterful, likable interpretations, with wit, warmth, and life in every measure. All 12 symphonies are wonderfully played and very well recorded. At full price, these recordings would be a top choice; as midprice offerings, three symphonies to a disc (averaging more than 75 minutes of music each), they're a steal. --Ted Libbey

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