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Haydn: Symphonies 91 & 92 "Oxford" / Davis


Release Date: 01/07/2009 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 410390   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 53 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Robin Golding reviewed the LP issue of these symphonies and wrote about them with the greatest enthusiasm, a view with which I entirely agree. It is a particular pleasure to welcome such a fine performance of no. 91, if only because it is less well known than no. 92 which is no doubt famous because it has a nickname, Oxford whereas its predecessor has none. The playing of the Concertgebouw Orchestra under Sir Colin Davis is superlative. He seems to use a fairly large body of players but this suits these grand symphonies, especially when the woodwind solos are so clear and beautifully played, notably by the bassoon who has a lot to do. The string body gives tuttis an appropriate robustness, while the softer passages are played like chamber Read more music. With such style and spring in the rhythms, all recorded most faithfully by Philips, this is very highly recommended. It is a welcome change from the many routine Haydn performances one hears.

-- Gramophone [4/1985]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 91 in E flat major, H 1 no 91 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 01/1983 
Venue:  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam 
Length: 27 Minutes 3 Secs. 
2.
Symphony no 92 in G major, H 1 no 92 "Oxford" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 01/1983 
Venue:  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam 
Length: 25 Minutes 49 Secs. 

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