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Michael Haydn Collection


Release Date: 10/04/2019 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: BRI95885  
Composer:  Michael Haydn
Performer:  Alessandro BacciniLuca Stevanato
Conductor:  Harold FarbermanPatrick GalloisPál NémethWillfried Boettcher,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth SinfoniettaCzech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra PardubiceSavaria Baroque Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 28 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

An inspiration to Mozart and a teacher to composers such as Diabelli and Weber, Johann Michael Haydn was a respected and influential figure during his lifetime. The collection opens with Michael Haydn’s symphonies. By the age of 25, he already held the prestigious position of court composer and Konzertmeister in Salzburg. The earliest symphonies included here, No.1 in C and No.1B in F, date from 1758 and display the youthful energy of a composer finding his feet. In comparison, the later symphonies demonstrate a greater understanding of the complexities of every instrument in the ensemble. His penultimate symphony, F major MH507, features an expressive Adagio ma non troppo where the composer gives the bassoon a lyrical melody line. Haydn Read more also wrote concertos that gave prominence to under-represented instruments including the trombone and the clarinet, the latter of which had only been invented at the turn of the 18th century. Haydn’s varied and extensive output caught the eye of Mozart, 20 years his junior. He greatly admired Haydn and the two remained close friends until Haydn’s death in 1806. Michael Haydn has suffered from musical misattributions, and many of the works in this set have only recently been correctly attributed. For example the G major symphony MH334 was believed to have been Mozart’s Symphony No.37 until 1907, when musicologist Lothar Perger discovered Mozart had only written the introduction. Scholarship has continued shedding light on Michael Haydn’s music, and an improvement on Perger’s 1907 catalogue of the composer’s works is the recent one created by Charles Sherman and T. Donley Thomas in 1993, in which 838 pieces are each assigned an MH number according to the authors’ best guesses at chronology. Michael Haydn also wrote serenades, divertimenti and notturni, genres popular during the Classical and Romantic eras, where a tuneful melody is prioritised over technical virtuosity. The D major Serenade MH86 has ten movements including a concertino for horn and trombone, which features uplifting solo lines. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony in C major, MH 252 (P 12) by Michael Haydn
Conductor:  Harold Farberman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Period: Classical 
Written: 03/02/1777 
2.
Symphony in B flat major, MH 475 (P 28) by Michael Haydn
Conductor:  Harold Farberman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Period: Classical 
Written: 01/22/1788 
3.
Symphony in F major, MH 507 (P 32) by Michael Haydn
Conductor:  Harold Farberman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Period: Classical 
Written: 07/15/1789 
4.
Symphony in G major, MH 334 (P 16) (previously attributed to Mozart, K. 444) by Michael Haydn
Conductor:  Harold Farberman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Period: Classical 
Written: 05/23/1783 
5.
Symphony in F major, MH 477 (P 30) by Michael Haydn
Conductor:  Harold Farberman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Period: Classical 
Written: 02/10/1788 
6.
Symphony in C major, MH 188 (P 10) by Michael Haydn
Conductor:  Harold Farberman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Period: Classical 
Written: 08/23/1773 
7.
Symphony in D major, MH 287 (P 43) (previously attributed to Mozart, K. 291) by Michael Haydn
Conductor:  Harold Farberman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1781 
8.
Symphony in C major, MH 384 (P 19) by Michael Haydn
Conductor:  Harold Farberman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Period: Classical 
Written: 09/28/1784 
9.
Symphony in D major, MH 272 (P 42) by Michael Haydn
Conductor:  Patrick Gallois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1772 
10.
Symphony in B flat major, MH 358 (P 18) by Michael Haydn
Conductor:  Patrick Gallois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice
Period: Classical 
Written: 03/12/1784 
11.
Symphony in E flat major, MH 340 (P 17) by Michael Haydn
Conductor:  Patrick Gallois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice
Period: Classical 
Written: 08/14/1783 
12.
Symphony in F major, MH 405 (P 22) by Michael Haydn
Conductor:  Patrick Gallois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice
Period: Classical 
Written: 05/30/1785 
13.
Symphony in C major, MH 478 (P 31) by Michael Haydn
Conductor:  Pál Németh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Savaria Baroque Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 02/19/1788 
14.
Symphony in A major, MH 152 (P 6) by Michael Haydn
Conductor:  Pál Németh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Savaria Baroque Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 08/01/1771 
15.
Symphony in D major, MH 198 (P 11) by Michael Haydn
Conductor:  Pál Németh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Savaria Baroque Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 04/17/1774 
16.
Symphony in C major, MH 23 (P 35) by Michael Haydn
Conductor:  Pál Németh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Savaria Baroque Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1757-1764 
17.
Symphony in F major, MH 25 by Michael Haydn
Conductor:  Pál Németh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Savaria Baroque Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1757-1764 
18.
Symphony in G major "Divertimento" by Michael Haydn
Conductor:  Pál Németh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Savaria Baroque Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1763; Austria 
19.
Symphony in C major, MH 37 (P 2) by Michael Haydn
Conductor:  Pál Németh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Savaria Baroque Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 02/16/1761 
20.
Symphony in D minor, MH 393 (P 20) by Michael Haydn
Conductor:  Pál Németh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Savaria Baroque Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 12/30/1784 
21.
Symphony in D major, MH 399 (P 21) by Michael Haydn
Conductor:  Patrick Gallois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice
Period: Classical 
Written: 03/10/1785 
22.
Symphony in A major, MH 302 (P 15) by Michael Haydn
Conductor:  Patrick Gallois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice
Period: Classical 
Written: 07/19/1781 
23.
Symphony in G major, MH 474 (P 27) by Michael Haydn
Conductor:  Willfried Boettcher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Coloniensis
Period: Classical 
Written: 01/13/1788 
24.
Symphony in B flat major, MH 82 (P 9) by Michael Haydn
Conductor:  Willfried Boettcher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Coloniensis
Period: Classical 
Written: 09/27/1766 
25.
Symphony in D major, MH 150 (P 41 & P 84) by Michael Haydn
Conductor:  Willfried Boettcher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Coloniensis
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 08/01/1771 
26.
Symphony in A major, MH 508 (P 33) by Michael Haydn
Conductor:  Willfried Boettcher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Coloniensis
Period: Classical 
Written: 07/26/1789 
27.
Serenade in D major by Michael Haydn
Conductor:  Ludwig Güttler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Virtuosi Saxoniae
Period: Classical 
Written: Austria 
28.
Divertimento for orchestra in D major, MH 68 (P 38/58) by Michael Haydn
Conductor:  Gernot Schmalfuss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 08/04/1764 
29.
Divertimento for English Horn, Violin, Viola and Double Bass in C major, P 115 by Michael Haydn
Performer:  Alessandro Baccini (Oboe), Luca Stevanato (Double Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nuovo Quartetto Italiano
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1795; Austria 

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