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Haydn: 29 Name Symphonies / Marriner, ASMF


Release Date: 09/16/1997 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 454335   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Susan MilanGraham SheenRaymond KosterDenis Vigay,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Neville MarrinerRaymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the FieldsEnglish Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 10 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 10 Hours 50 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

The orchestral playing is wonderfully eloquent and vivaciously alert by turns. Marriner and the ASMF consistently achieve a degree of polish and refinement which is ravishing to the ear.

Even by current Philips standards the sound on this disc is startlingly vivid with each instrument clearly defined and with an overall bloom that could hardly be more seductive... The performances are immaculate too, carrying on the attractive and imaginative series which Marriner and the Academy started last year coupling Haydn symphonies with related nicknames... In the extraordinary adagio first movement of No. 22 with its antiphonies of horns and cor anglais Marriner makes the music very stylish and elegant... Dorati makes one feel
Read more the more clearly how original the use of cor anglais was, where Marriner moulds it to the conventions of the time, even though—paradoxically—he uses no continuo in this movement... In the brilliant Presto second movement the polish and virtuosity of the Academy's playing (which in sheer technical finesse clearly outshines the work of the Philharmonia Hungarica) brings exhilarating results... The contrasts in No. 55 are comparable, with Marriner consistently achieving a degree of polish and refinement which is ravishing to the ear... Marriner's sweetness of sound particularly in the smoothness of string tone and the vivid recording are impossible to resist.

-- Edward Greenfield, Gramophone [2/1978, reviewing Symphonies 22 and 55]

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These three early symphonies join the series of ASMF/Marriner recordings of all the 'named' symphonies of Haydn. They are delightfully lightweight with unusual prominence given to the woodwind, and they receive here wholly enjoyable 'chamber-music' style performances of great style and precision. The recorded balance has ideal spread and depth, the harpsichord being just in evidence. The sum of its many musical and technical virtues makes this CD compulsive listening through every one of its 13 movements. Indeed, if you programme your CD player to 'repeat' you could extend this civilized music to accompany the longest meal—with benefits to the spirit and the digestion of all present.

-- Gramophone [10/1984, reviewing Symphonies 6-8, Philips 411441]

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Marriner and his Academy play Haydn with a natural freshness. They do not display all the robust vigour which characterizes the Dorati/Philharmonia Hungarica cycle on Decca, but there are different ways of approaching Haydn and this is a rewarding one.

-- Gramophone [3/1978, reviewing Symphony no 48]

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Marriner's coupling of Haydn's Mourning Symphony with La passione is superb. The orchestral playing is wonderfully eloquent and vivaciously alert by turns. The expressive phrasing is a joy and the recording warm and natural... I cannot praise this issue too highly: buy it and you will find it infinitely rewarding.

-- Gramophone [10/1978, reviewing Symphonies 44 and 49]

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These modern-instrument versions of the Paris Symphonies are closer in scale to the period performances we get today than to the Romanticised, big-band approach of Karajan, Böhm and Bernstein. The orchestral playing is superb: opening and closing movements are buoyant and incisive, allegrettos are light on their feet and the minuets really dance. The user-friendly tempi will appeal to those who find authentic performances too hard-driven.

Performance: 5 (out of 5), Sound: 5 (out of 5)

-- David Michaels, BBC Music Magazine [reviewing Symphonies 82, 83, and 85]
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 6 in D major, H 1 no 6 "Le Matin" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Susan Milan (Flute), Graham Sheen (Bassoon), Raymond Koster (Double Bass),
Denis Vigay (Cello), Iona Brown (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1761; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 12/1980 
2. Symphony no 7 in C major, H 1 no 7 "Le Midi" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Malcolm Latchem (Violin), Graham Sheen (Bassoon), Susan Milan (Flute),
Raymond Koster (Double Bass), Denis Vigay (Cello), Kenneth Sillito (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1761; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 12/1980 
3. Symphony no 8 in G major, H 1 no 8 "Le Soir" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kenneth Sillito (Violin), Denis Vigay (Cello), Malcolm Latchem (Violin),
Raymond Koster (Double Bass), Graham Sheen (Bassoon), Susan Milan (Flute)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1761; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 12/1980 
4. Symphony no 22 in E flat major, H 1 no 22 "Philosopher" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1764; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 10/13/1975 
5. Symphony no 26 in D minor, H 1 no 26 "Lamentatione" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Raymond Leppard (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1770; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 05/1970 
6. Symphony no 31 in D major, H 1 no 31 "Hornsignal" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Timothy Brown (French Horn), William Bennett (Flute), Robin Davis (French Horn),
Julian Baker (French Horn), Nicholas Hill (French Horn), Raymond Koster (Double Bass),
Denis Vigay (Cello), Iona Brown (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1765; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 01/1978 
7. Symphony no 43 in E flat major, H 1 no 43 "Mercury" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1772; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 12/1975 
8. Symphony no 44 in E minor, H 1 no 44 "Trauer" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1772; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 10/01/1975 
9. Symphony no 45 in F sharp minor, H 1 no 45 "Farewell" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 10/1977 
10. Symphony no 47 in G major, H 1 no 47 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 12/1968 
11. Symphony no 48 in C major, H 1 no 48 "Maria Theresia" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1769; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 09/30/1975 
12. Symphony no 49 in F minor, H 1 no 49 "La Passione" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1768; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 10/02/1975 
13. Symphony no 55 in E major, H 1 no 55 "The Schoolmaster" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 10/03/1975 
14. Symphony no 59 in A major, H 1 no 59 "Fire" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1769; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 12/1975 
15. Symphony no 60 in C major, H 1 no 60 "Il distratto" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1774; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 05/1981 
16. Symphony no 63 in C major, H 1 no 63 "La Roxelane" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 05/1981 
17. Symphony no 69 in C major, H 1 no 69 "Laudon" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1779; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 03/1981 
18. Symphony no 73 in D major, H 1 no 73 "La Chasse" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 10/1977 
19. Symphony no 82 in C major, H 1 no 82 "The Bear" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 10/1977 
Venue:  UK 
20. Symphony no 83 in G minor, H 1 no 83 "The Hen" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 10/1977 
Venue:  UK 
21. Symphony no 85 in B flat major, H 1 no 85 "La Reine" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1785; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 10/12/1975 
Venue:  UK 
22. Symphony no 92 in G major, H 1 no 92 "Oxford" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 09/1976 
23. Symphony no 94 in G major, H 1 no 94 "Surprise" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; London, England 
Date of Recording: 12/1976 
24. Symphony no 96 in D major, H 1 no 96 "Miracle" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; London, England 
Date of Recording: 12/1976 
25. Symphony no 100 in G major, H 1 no 100 "Military" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793-1794; London, England 
Date of Recording: 06/1976 
26. Symphony no 101 in D major, H 1 no 101 "Clock" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793-1794; London, England 
Date of Recording: 10/1977 
27. Symphony no 103 in E flat major, H 1 no 103 "Drumroll" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; London, England 
Date of Recording: 06/1976 
28. Symphony no 104 in D major, H 1 no 104 "London" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/1976 
29. Symphony no 53 in D major, H 1 no 53 "L'Impériale" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1778-79; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 03/1970 

Sound Samples

Symphony in D, H.I No.6 - "Le Matin": 1. Adagio - Allegro
Symphony in D, H.I No.6 - "Le Matin": 2. Adagio
Symphony in D, H.I No.6 - "Le Matin": 3. Menuet
Symphony in D, H.I No.6 - "Le Matin": 4. Finale (Allegro)
Symphony in C, H.I No.7 - "Le Midi": 1. Adagio - Allegro
Symphony in C, H.I No.7 - "Le Midi": 2. Recitativo (Adagio - Allegro - Adagio)
Symphony in C, H.I No.7 - "Le Midi": 3. Adagio
Symphony in C, H.I No.7 - "Le Midi": 4. Menuetto
Symphony in C, H.I No.7 - "Le Midi": 5. Finale (Allegro)
Symphony in G, H.I No.8 - "Le Soir": 1. Allegro molto
Symphony in G, H.I No.8 - "Le Soir": 2. Andante
Symphony in G, H.I No.8 - "Le Soir": 3. Menuetto
Symphony in G, H.I No.8 - "Le Soir": 4. Presto "La tempesta"
Symphony in E flat, H.I No.22 -"The Philosopher": 1. Adagio
Symphony in E flat, H.I No.22 -"The Philosopher": 2. Presto
Symphony in E flat, H.I No.22 -"The Philosopher": 3. Menuetto
Symphony in E flat, H.I No.22 -"The Philosopher": 4. Finale (Presto)
Symphony in D minor, H.I No.26 -"Lamentations": 1. Allegro assai con spirito
Symphony in D minor, H.I No.26 -"Lamentations": 2. Adagio
Symphony in D minor, H.I No.26 -"Lamentations": 3. Menuetto
Symphony in D, H.I No.31 - "Horn Signal": 1. Allegro
Symphony in D, H.I No.31 - "Horn Signal": 2. Adagio
Symphony in D, H.I No.31 - "Horn Signal": 3. Menuet
Symphony in D, H.I No.31 - "Horn Signal": 4. Finale (Moderato molto - Presto)
Symphony in E flat, H.I No.43 -"Mercury": 1. Allegro
Symphony in E flat, H.I No.43 -"Mercury": 2. Adagio
Symphony in E flat, H.I No.43 -"Mercury": 3. Menuetto
Symphony in E flat, H.I No.43 -"Mercury": 4. Finale (Allegro)

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