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Dieter Klöcker Edition - Haydn: 6 Notturni


Release Date: 07/18/2000 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 999741   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Waldemar WandelNikolaus GrügerHenk GuittartJürgen Kussmaul,   ... 
Conductor:  Dieter Klöcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

As part of its ongoing Dieter Klöcker edition CPO has licensed this 1974 EMI Consortium Classicum recording of Franz Joseph Haydn's 6 Notturni, written for the King of Naples. What distinguishes these works is the original score's inclusion of parts for two "Lyra organizzata", which are hand-held wind instruments about the size of a hurdy-gurdy with the register of a small portative organ (the instrument used in this recording, as no "authentic" originals survive). Other than that, there's nothing musically that sets these Notturni apart from rest of Haydn's prodigious oeuvre of Divertimenti, Serenades, and Cassations. Like them, these are light, pleasant, innocuous works intended typically for entertainment during Read more banquets, soirées, and other such events often held outdoors. I imagine that the performers would enjoy playing these delightful pieces, which are filled with irresistibly charming moments--for instance, the final Allegro con brio of Notturno No. 2, where the horns playfully mimic the organs while the clarinets and the double bass cheerfully engage one another in the musical equivalent of hide and seek. The slower movements as well allow the musicians equal time for similar shenanigans.


Perhaps the silliest instance occurs in the Andante of Notturno No. 5 where the organs seemingly assume the programmatic role of a swaggering choo-choo train, the rest of the ensemble lumbering along in tow. Lighthearted instrumental escapades like this abound, although too much of this may leave listeners feeling as if the performers are getting more out of the music than they are. CPO's transfer of EMI's original analog sound is excellent, Klöcker's brief booklet notes are informative, and the Consortium Classicum's performances couldn't be bettered. If an hour of well-crafted, even-keeled, moderately spirited 18th-century background music is what you're looking for, here you go.
--John Greene, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Nocturne for 2 Hurdy-Gurdys and Orchestra in C major, H 2 no 25 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Waldemar Wandel (Clarinet), Nikolaus Grüger (French Horn), Henk Guittart (Viola),
Jürgen Kussmaul (Viola), Frieder Lang (Organ), Karl Hochreither (Organ),
Ulrich Von Stemm (French Horn), Dieter Klöcker (Clarinet), Walter Meuter (Double Bass)
Conductor:  Dieter Klöcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1788-1790; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 04/09/1974 
Venue:  Zehlendorf Studio, Germany 
Length: 13 Minutes 47 Secs. 
2.
Nocturne for 2 Hurdy-Gurdys and Orchestra in F major, H 2 no 26 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Henk Guittart (Viola), Dieter Klöcker (Clarinet), Nikolaus Grüger (French Horn),
Waldemar Wandel (Clarinet), Ulrich Von Stemm (French Horn), Walter Meuter (Double Bass),
Karl Hochreither (Organ), Frieder Lang (Organ), Jürgen Kussmaul (Viola)
Conductor:  Dieter Klöcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1788-1789; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 04/09/1974 
Venue:  Zehlendorf Studio, Germany 
Length: 10 Minutes 29 Secs. 
3.
Nocturne for 2 Hurdy-Gurdys and Orchestra in C major, H 2 no 32 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Nikolaus Grüger (French Horn), Dieter Klöcker (Clarinet), Waldemar Wandel (Clarinet),
Ulrich Von Stemm (French Horn), Walter Meuter (Double Bass), Karl Hochreither (Organ),
Frieder Lang (Organ), Jürgen Kussmaul (Viola), Henk Guittart (Viola)
Conductor:  Dieter Klöcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1790; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 04/09/1974 
Venue:  Zehlendorf Studio, Germany 
Length: 11 Minutes 6 Secs. 
4.
Nocturne for 2 Hurdy-Gurdys and Orchestra in C major, H 2 no 31 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Karl Hochreither (Organ), Frieder Lang (Organ), Walter Meuter (Double Bass),
Ulrich Von Stemm (French Horn), Waldemar Wandel (Clarinet), Nikolaus Grüger (French Horn),
Dieter Klöcker (Clarinet), Henk Guittart (Viola), Jürgen Kussmaul (Viola)
Conductor:  Dieter Klöcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1790; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 04/09/1974 
Venue:  Zehlendorf Studio, Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 45 Secs. 
5.
Nocturne for 2 Hurdy-Gurdys and Orchestra in C major, H 2 no 29 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Dieter Klöcker (Clarinet), Henk Guittart (Viola), Jürgen Kussmaul (Viola),
Ulrich Von Stemm (French Horn), Walter Meuter (Double Bass), Karl Hochreither (Organ),
Frieder Lang (Organ), Nikolaus Grüger (French Horn), Waldemar Wandel (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Dieter Klöcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1790; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 04/09/1974 
Venue:  Zehlendorf Studio, Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 42 Secs. 
6.
Nocturne for 2 Hurdy-Gurdys and Orchestra in G major, H 2 no 30 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Henk Guittart (Viola), Dieter Klöcker (Clarinet), Nikolaus Grüger (French Horn),
Ulrich Von Stemm (French Horn), Walter Meuter (Double Bass), Frieder Lang (Organ),
Karl Hochreither (Organ), Jürgen Kussmaul (Viola), Waldemar Wandel (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Dieter Klöcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1790; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 04/09/1974 
Venue:  Zehlendorf Studio, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 56 Secs. 

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