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Haydn: 7 London Symphonies / Claudio Abbado, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe


Release Date: 06/09/2009 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 4778117   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

4-Disc Set!

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Haydn’s death in style with some of the most elegant orchestra playing on disc —finally available again.
• In the late 1980s and early 90s Claudio Abbado began recording Haydn’s “London” Symphonies (nos. 93–104). Though the cycle was left unfinished, this box set includes the 7 symphonies that were recorded.
• Abbado conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, one of his favorite ensembles.
• Also includes the overture to Il Mondo della Luna and the popular Sinfonia Concertante in B-flat major.

“…a paradigm of modern-instrument Haydn fully attuned to the 18th-century spirit as well as to the composer’s wit and mastery of the
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 93 in D major, H 1 no 93 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; London, England 
2.
Symphony no 96 in D major, H 1 no 96 "Miracle" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; London, England 
3.
Symphony no 98 in B flat major, H 1 no 98 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1792; London, England 
4.
Symphony no 100 in G major, H 1 no 100 "Military" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793-1794; London, England 
5.
Symphony no 101 in D major, H 1 no 101 "Clock" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793-1794; London, England 
6.
Symphony no 102 in B flat major, H 1 no 102 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794; London, England 
7.
Symphony no 103 in E flat major, H 1 no 103 "Drumroll" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; London, England 
8.
Il mondo della luna, H 28 no 7: Overture by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1777; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
9.
Sinfonia Concertant for Violin, Cello, Oboe and Bassoon in B flat major, H 1 no 105 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1792; London, England 

Featured Sound Samples

Symphony no 96 "Miracle": I. Adagio - Allegro
Symphony no 98: II. Adagio
Il mondo della luna: Overture

Sound Samples

Symphony In D, H.I No.93: 1. Adagio - Allegro assai
Symphony In D, H.I No.93: 2. Largo cantabile
Symphony In D, H.I No.93: 3. Menuetto (Allegro)
Symphony In D, H.I No.93: 4. Finale (Presto ma non troppo)
Symphony In D, H.I No.101 - "The Clock": 1. Adagio - Presto
Symphony In D, H.I No.101 - "The Clock": 2. Andante
Symphony In D, H.I No.101 - "The Clock": 3. Menuet (Allegretto) - Trio
Symphony In D, H.I No.101 - "The Clock": 4. Finale (Vivace)
Symphony In D, H.I No.96 - "The Miracle": 1. Adagio - Allegro
Symphony In D, H.I No.96 - "The Miracle": 2. Andante
Symphony In D, H.I No.96 - "The Miracle": 3. Menuetto (Allegretto)
Symphony In D, H.I No.96 - "The Miracle": 4. Finale (Vivace)
Sinfonia concertante In B Flat, H.I No.105: 1. Allegro
Sinfonia concertante In B Flat, H.I No.105: 2. Andante
Sinfonia concertante In B Flat, H.I No.105: 3. Allegro con spirito

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