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Classics - Haydn: Symphonies 101 And 104 / Charles Mackerras


Release Date: 08/27/2002 
Label:  Telarc   Catalog #: 80311   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 56 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


These marvelous performances, now reissued at mid-price, offer simply the last word in how to play Haydn on modern instruments while giving due consideration to period-performance practice. Charles Mackerras opts for lively tempos in the outer movements of both symphonies, gives flowing accounts of the Andantes, and in the minuets steers a clear course between stateliness and the hyperactivity characteristic of so many "authentic instrument" versions. Every important detail of Haydn's colorful orchestration--the charmingly scored "tic-tocks" in the slow movement of the "Clock", the whirlwind string interludes in the "London" Symphony's finale, the vivid writing for trumpets and drums--registers with
Read more perfectly natural clarity and balance. Effortless, enjoyable, essential: if you don't own these performances, then you don't know these works as well as you should. [1/17/2003]

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 101 in D major, H 1 no 101 "Clock" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793-1794; London, England 
Date of Recording: 03/1992 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 26 Minutes 47 Secs. 
2.
Symphony no 104 in D major, H 1 no 104 "London" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; London, England 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 28 Minutes 18 Secs. 

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