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Haydn: Name Symphonies / Fischer, Et Al


Release Date: 02/27/2007 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 93105   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Number of Discs: 11 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 11 Hours 50 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Played on modern instruments but with careful attention to correct stylistic practice, Adam Fischer seems the ideal conductor for the project. He knows when to let a lyrical line speak for itself, yet also when to move a presto along in an exhilarating, near-reckless manner while always remaining in control. He is aided by having some of the best players in Europe, members of various first-rate Viennese and Hungarian orchestras who are handpicked to band together to perform Haydn's music. The string body is solid and sure, the woodwinds are the same, and the horns are astounding. Listen to those acrobatic horn calls in the last movement of the "Fire" symphony, which never have been played in a more thrilling, sharply articulated Read more manner.

The recorded sound is warm and rich, with singular detail. Nimbus makes its recordings using the UHJ "Ambisonic" surround system. I have found that these will decode with excellent results, though surely not exactly what was intended, using Dolby surround position on home theater equipment. This produces a warm ambient field that makes you feel like you're actually in the hall. In sum, for my money, Fischer's is the Haydn symphony series for our time, eclipsing not only Dorati's pioneering effort (also recorded in the same part of the world), but also those dry, pedantic period instrument recordings that seem to capture the letter but not the spirit of this amazing music. Fischer gets them both, and in spades. Do not deny yourself this wonderful set.
--Rad Bennett, ClassicsToday.com (taken from the original review of Nimbus- 5590/4) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 6 in D major, H 1 no 6 "Le Matin" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1761; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 06/1990 
Venue:  Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria 
Length: 22 Minutes 36 Secs. 
2.
Symphony no 7 in C major, H 1 no 7 "Le Midi" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1761; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 06/1990 
Venue:  Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria 
Length: 25 Minutes 19 Secs. 
3.
Symphony no 8 in G major, H 1 no 8 "Le Soir" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1761; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 06/1990 
Venue:  Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria 
Length: 21 Minutes 48 Secs. 
4.
Symphony no 22 in E flat major, H 1 no 22 "Philosopher" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1764; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 04/1989 
Venue:  Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria 
Length: 16 Minutes 50 Secs. 
5.
Symphony no 26 in D minor, H 1 no 26 "Lamentatione" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1770; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 06/2000 
Venue:  Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria 
Length: 13 Minutes 6 Secs. 
6.
Symphony no 30 in C major, H 1 no 30 "Alleluia" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1765; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Venue:  Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria 
Length: 13 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (04/2001 - 05/2001) 
7.
Symphony no 31 in D major, H 1 no 31 "Hornsignal" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1765; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Venue:  Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria 
Length: 25 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Notes: Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (04/2001 - 05/2001) 
8.
Symphony no 38 in C major, H 1 no 38 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1769; Austria 
Venue:  Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria 
Length: 15 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Notes: Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (04/2001 - 05/2001) 
9.
Symphony no 43 in E flat major, H 1 no 43 "Mercury" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1772; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Length: 23 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1988); Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1994) 
10.
Symphony no 44 in E minor, H 1 no 44 "Trauer" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1772; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Length: 22 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1988); Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1994) 
11.
Symphony no 45 in F sharp minor, H 1 no 45 "Farewell" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Length: 26 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1988); Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1994) 
12.
Symphony no 48 in C major, H 1 no 48 "Maria Theresia" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1769; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Length: 26 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1994); Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1995) 
13.
Symphony no 49 in F minor, H 1 no 49 "La Passione" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1768; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Length: 21 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1994); Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1995) 
14.
Symphony no 53 in D major, H 1 no 53 "L'Impériale" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1778-79; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Length: 22 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Notes: Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1994); Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1995); Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1996) 
15.
Symphony no 55 in E major, H 1 no 55 "The Schoolmaster" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Length: 20 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1994); Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1995); Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1996) 
16.
Symphony no 59 in A major, H 1 no 59 "Fire" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1769; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Length: 17 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1994); Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1995); Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1996) 
17.
Symphony no 60 in C major, H 1 no 60 "Il distratto" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1774; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Length: 24 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1996); Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1997) 
18.
Symphony no 63 in C major, H 1 no 63 "La Roxelane" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Length: 19 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1996); Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1997) 
19.
Symphony no 64 in A major, H 1 no 64 "Tempora mutantur" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1778; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Length: 18 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1996); Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1997) 
20.
Symphony no 69 in C major, H 1 no 69 "Laudon" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1779; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Length: 20 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Notes: Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1997); Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1998) 
21.
Symphony no 73 in D major, H 1 no 73 "La Chasse" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Length: 19 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1997); Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1998) 
22.
Symphony no 82 in C major, H 1 no 82 "The Bear" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Venue:  Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria 
Length: 25 Minutes 42 Secs. 
23.
Symphony no 83 in G minor, H 1 no 83 "The Hen" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria 
Length: 25 Minutes 21 Secs. 
24.
Symphony no 85 in B flat major, H 1 no 85 "La Reine" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1785; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Venue:  Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria 
Length: 23 Minutes 52 Secs. 
25.
Symphony no 92 in G major, H 1 no 92 "Oxford" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1990 
Venue:  Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria 
Length: 26 Minutes 53 Secs. 
26.
Symphony no 94 in G major, H 1 no 94 "Surprise" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; London, England 
Length: 23 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1988); Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1989) 
27.
Symphony no 100 in G major, H 1 no 100 "Military" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793-1794; London, England 
Length: 24 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1988); Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1989) 
28.
Symphony no 101 in D major, H 1 no 101 "Clock" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793-1794; London, England 
Length: 29 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Notes: Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1987); Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1988) 
29.
Symphony no 102 in B flat major, H 1 no 102 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794; London, England 
Length: 26 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1987); Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1988) 
30.
Symphony no 103 in E flat major, H 1 no 103 "Drumroll" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; London, England 
Length: 30 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1987); Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1989) 
31.
Symphony no 104 in D major, H 1 no 104 "London" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; London, England 
Length: 29 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1987); Haydn Hall, Esterházy Palace, Austria (1989) 

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