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Joseph Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 31, 70 and 101 / Ticciati, Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Haydn / Ticciati / Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Release Date: 09/11/2015 
Label:  Linn Records   Catalog #: 500   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Joseph SwensenRobin Ticciati
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 31 in D major, H 1 no 31 "Hornsignal" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Joseph Swensen,  Robin Ticciati
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1765; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Venue:  Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK 
Length: 32 Minutes 12 Secs. 
2.
Symphony no 70 in D major, H 1 no 70 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Joseph Swensen,  Robin Ticciati
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778-1779; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Venue:  Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK 
Length: 17 Minutes 31 Secs. 
3.
Symphony no 101 in D major, H 1 no 101 "Clock" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Joseph Swensen,  Robin Ticciati
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793-1794; London, England 
Venue:  Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK 
Length: 26 Minutes 9 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

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 Fantastic interpretation and performance of Haydn December 21, 2015 By Warren Harris See All My Reviews "This SACD featuring Robin Ticciati conducting the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (admittedly an orchestra that is a particular favorite of mine) is a delightful sonic wonder from start to finish. Haydn’s music in all three of these works is so insanely well constructed that it clearly suggests to the listener that careful listening and study is in order. But there are so many places that make the attentive listener marvel and smile and the expressive genius of the various phrases and thematic material that it is genuinely pleasing to lose oneself in the listening experience. Symphony No. 31 “Hornsignal” features a quartet of horns, and the resulting sound is glorious and rich and warm. According to the extremely informative (and surprisingly pleasing to read) liner notes, Haydn loved hunting and fishing while at the Esterhazy court in Hungary, and it is clear from the musical material presented that horns were a much loved instrument for the composer. However, at various points throughout the work, while it is known that the composer wrote specific material for members of the Esterhazy court orchestra, the complexity and cleverness of each section and its interrelationship to the others is not sacrificed in any way. The listener can’t help but feel that it was as much fun for the original performers to play this music as it obviously is for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. They sound great! Symphony No. 70 was written (per the liner notes) to mark the re-laying of the Esterhaza Opera house’s foundation stone after a devastating fire, and Haydn’s music is jovial and playful and filled with unassuming complexity and counterpoint. From the very first note to the last, this work is truly spectacular to listen to, and a genuine pleasure to absorb from measure to measure. I very much appreciated and enjoyed the orchestra’s performance of this seldom heard work (at least here in the United States). It was worth the price of the disc for the performance of this symphony alone. Wonderful! Symphony No. 101 “The Clock”, is named for the rather appropriate 2nd movement in that a ticking musical figure is used at the start of the piece, while the rest of the movement unfolds both cleverly and with unpredictable regularity. But it is sooooooo cleverly done, that the 3rd movement made this listener’s cheeks hurt from smiling so much at the sectional interplay and cleverness of the thematic material. The 4th movement brings the work to an emotionally and intellectually satisfying close, as only Haydn can. The recording quality is unbelievable, and you can hear that the orchestra and conductor are having a fantastic time bringing this music to life. And it most definitely jumps out of the speakers and into your head – and it feels good! This is a remarkable recording, and absolutely worth the price of the disc. Buy it! You won’t be disappointed." Report Abuse
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