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Haydn: Symphonies 88 & 89, Sinfonia Concertant / Frans Brüggen

Release Date: 08/08/2000 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 462602   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Lucy Van DaelWouter MöllerKu EbbingeDanny Bond
Conductor:  Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the 18th Century
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Frans Brüggen and the Orchestra of the 18th Century stand apart from most other "period" performers with their more robust sound and their bold, fresh performances. There is much heart to this music-making, and it's a refreshing change from the anemic and stiff readings offered all too often by many undernourished "authentic" ensembles. In Brüggen's hands Haydn's wonderful Symphony No. 88 emerges as the living masterpiece it is, especially so in the beautiful largo where conductor and orchestra hammer out those dominant seventh chords to astonishing effect. In contrast to Brüggen's lively pacing, Bernstein's wonderfully "old fashioned" tempos sound lugubrious, and the sweet-toned Vienna strings don't
Read more "bite" they way the harder-edged OEC's do (then again, they aren't supposed to). Haydn's less popular Symphony No. 89 also benefits from Brüggen's painstaking attention to rhythm and sonority (particularly in first minuet). The balance of the disc is given to Haydn's Sinfonia Concertante featuring sophisticated yet smiling performances by all three soloists. Wouter Möller's beautiful cello playing in the slow movement makes for some particularly special moments, and Philips tops it all off with fine recorded sound.

--Victor Carr, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

Symphony no 89 in F major, H 1 no 89 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 02/1997 
Venue:  Vredenberg, Utrecht, Netherlands 
Length: 19 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Symphony no 88 in G major, H 1 no 88 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1787 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 11/1988 
Venue:  Vredenberg, Utrecht, Netherlands 
Length: 21 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Sinfonia Concertant for Violin, Cello, Oboe and Bassoon in B flat major, H 1 no 105 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Lucy Van Dael (Violin), Wouter Möller (Cello), Ku Ebbinge (Oboe),
Danny Bond (Bassoon)
Conductor:  Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical 
Written: 1792; London, England 
Date of Recording: 06/1996 
Venue:  Vrendenberg, Utrecht, Netherlands 
Length: 20 Minutes 49 Secs. 

Featured Sound Samples

Symphony no 89: III. Menuet
Symphony no 88: II. Largo

Customer Reviews

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 Excellent & a Little History  March 29, 2016 By Bernard A J. (Kansas City, MO) See All My Reviews "Back in the 90s, Christopher Hogwood was recording all the Haydn Symphonies with the Academy of Ancient Music, and I have those Volumes 1-10 which go through Symphony #75. Decca aborted the recording project with Symphony #76 and 77 but never released them. They appeared on a BBC Music CD cover licensed from Decca in the mid-2000s which is available through on lines sources - used and new. Decca recently announced they would be re-releasing as a multi-disk box all the ten volumes formerly recorded and the two unreleased symphonies mentioned above plus they were adding the Symphonies 82-104 recorded by Frans Bruggen recorded by Philips and now part of Decca. I already had some of the Frans Bruggen, but I purchased these disks to fill in the ones that I did not have. Decca also just recently recorded the Symphonies 78-91 with Ottavio Dantone and the Academia Byzantine to fill in the missing pieces for the multi-disk box set. This was to give Decca an early recording cycle of the complete Haydn. All of these recordings are excellent, and if you love Haydn as I do, they are a must for any one's collection. I highly recommend all of these Bruggen symphonies as well as the Dantone. They don't get any better!" Report Abuse
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