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Haydn: Symphonies 14-17 / Mallon, Toronto Camerata


Release Date: 05/16/2006 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8557656   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Kevin Mallon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Camerata
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Even at this early stage in his career (he was in his late 20s to early 30s, don't forget), Haydn's music was about 10 times more inventive than any of the competition. All four of these symphonies have many delightful moments, from the syncopated rhythms in the finale of No. 14, to the lovely and affecting use of counterpoint that opens No. 16 (a personal favorite), to the gorgeous slow introduction of No. 15 for horns with pizzicato strings. Kevin Mallon and the Toronto Camerata clearly understand and enjoy the idiom, offering stylish and elegant renditions that make this one of the best releases in Naxos' enterprising but variable complete symphony edition. The horn players are excellent, textures are transparent, and Mallon knows how to Read more judge tempos to provide maximum contrast (especially in the minuets) and vitality. The continuo is well balanced and discretely played, as it should be, so as not to create artificial rhythms that fight against Haydn's energetic bass lines. In short, these are first-rate modern-instrument versions of works that you should waste no time in getting to know. Very good sound too. [5/16/2006]

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 14 in A major, H 1 no 14 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Kevin Mallon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Camerata
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1764; Austria 
Venue:  Grace Church on the Hill, Toronto 
Length: 15 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: Grace Church on the Hill, Toronto (07/18/2004 - 07/20/2004) 
2.
Symphony no 15 in D major, H 1 no 15 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Kevin Mallon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Camerata
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1764; Austria 
Venue:  Grace Church on the Hill, Toronto 
Length: 19 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Grace Church on the Hill, Toronto (07/18/2004 - 07/20/2004) 
3.
Symphony no 16 in B flat major, H 1 no 16 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Kevin Mallon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Camerata
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1766; Austria 
Venue:  Grace Church on the Hill, Toronto 
Length: 14 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Notes: Grace Church on the Hill, Toronto (07/18/2004 - 07/20/2004) 
4.
Symphony no 17 in F major, H 1 no 17 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Kevin Mallon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Camerata
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1766; Austria 
Venue:  Grace Church on the Hill, Toronto 
Length: 18 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: Grace Church on the Hill, Toronto (07/18/2004 - 07/20/2004) 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 14 in A major, Hob.I:14: I. Allegro molto
Symphony No. 14 in A major, Hob.I:14: II. Andante
Symphony No. 14 in A major, Hob.I:14: III. Menuetto: Allegretto
Symphony No. 14 in A major, Hob.I:14: IV. Finale: Allegro
Symphony No. 15 in D major, Hob.I:15: I. Adagio - Presto
Symphony No. 15 in D major, Hob.I:15: II. Menuet
Symphony No. 15 in D major, Hob.I:15: III. Andante
Symphony No. 15 in D major, Hob.I:15: IV. Finale: Presto
Symphony No. 16 in B flat major, Hob.I:16: I. Allegro
Symphony No. 16 in B flat major, Hob.I:16: II. Andante
Symphony No. 16 in B flat major, Hob.I:16: III. Finale: Presto
Symphony No. 17 in F major, Hob.I:17: I. Allegro
Symphony No. 17 in F major, Hob.I:17: II. Andante, ma non troppo
Symphony No. 17 in F major, Hob.I:17: III. Finale: Allegro molto

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