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Haydn: Symphonies / Sándor Végh, Camerata Academica

Release Date: 10/17/2000 
Label:  Orfeo D'or Catalog #: 532001   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Heide LitschauerReinhold MalzerJudith FarmerAlexander Jarbiczek
Conductor:  Sandor Végh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Academica
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The late conductor Sándor Végh was a marvel. Well known as a leader of the Végh Quartet (whose late Beethoven still claims the title "definitive" for many music lovers), he also was an inspirational teacher and conductor. In this latter capacity he remains little known, save for some Mozart recordings for Decca and Capriccio. Orfeo deserves the thanks of every music lover for allowing us to hear him, with his own hand-picked and trained ensemble, in a wider repertory. Simply put, the last conductor to offer Haydn playing of such stylishness and bracing wit was Beecham. Every phrase breathes with life and the long, singing line while remaining completely transparent to Haydn's crucial writing for winds (four Read more horns in Symphony No. 39). Végh's joyous music making encompasses the Sturm und Drang seriousness of this early work while finding a natural place for the hilarious high jinks in the final three movements of the "distracted" Symphony No. 60. And what authentic Hungarian color he gives to the mysterious trio of the same work's Menuetto! The Sinfonia concertante permits the soloists of the Camerata Academica to strut their stuff, with Végh delighting in the relaxed but always alert give-and-take. Excellent live recording quality completes as appealing a Haydn release as we're likely to get these days. All of Végh's Orfeo recordings are very special; this one is no exception.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

Symphony no 39 in G minor, H 1 no 39 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sandor Végh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Academica
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1770; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 08/19/1986 
Venue:  Live  Live Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 19 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Symphony no 60 in C major, H 1 no 60 "Il distratto" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sandor Végh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Academica
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1774; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 07/23/1995 
Venue:  Live  Live Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 27 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Sinfonia Concertant for Violin, Cello, Oboe and Bassoon in B flat major, H 1 no 105 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Heide Litschauer (Cello), Reinhold Malzer (Oboe), Judith Farmer (Bassoon),
Alexander Jarbiczek (Violin)
Conductor:  Sandor Végh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Academica
Period: Classical 
Written: 1792; London, England 
Date of Recording: 07/25/1993 
Venue:  Live  Live Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 21 Minutes 16 Secs. 

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