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Haydn: The "Sturm & Drang" Symphonies Vol 3 / Pinnock


Release Date: 10/15/2008 
Label:  Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog #: 429399   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Trevor Pinnock on this disc uses an orchestra of the same size and composition as Haydn (up to 34 players). He directs from the harpsichord. The performances are exemplary, with lively accurate playing, very clear recordings and with minuets and finales often played at an engagingly fast pace. This sets a standard by which all Haydn discs should be judged.

Few of these symphonies are as well known as the later London set, but many of these earlier works are just as interesting and sometimes more arresting. Symphony No. 48 ("Maria Theresia"), for example, has an opening with rasping horns which contrasts splendidly with quieter string theme; the adagio has muted strings with contrasting horn and oboe arpeggios. Read more />
-- Arthur Baker, MusicWeb International [reviewing DG 463731]
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 41 in C major, H 1 no 41 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1770; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 02/1989 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 18 Minutes 35 Secs. 
2. Symphony no 48 in C major, H 1 no 48 "Maria Theresia" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1769; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 12/1989 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 22 Minutes 38 Secs. 
3. Symphony no 65 in A major, H 1 no 65 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1778; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 06/1989 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 16 Minutes 51 Secs. 

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