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Haydn: Complete Symphonies Vol 12 / Fey, Heidelberg SO

Haydn,Joseph / Fey / Heidelberger Sinfoniker
Release Date: 05/25/2010 
Label:  Hänssler Classic   Catalog #: 98535   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Heidelberg Symphony
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A CD in C major - Haydn at his most festive! But Haydn would not be Haydn if he failed to include a few humorous digressions and surprises. For example, in the famous Symphony No. 48, nicknamed "Maria Theresa" - one of the composer's mostr dramatic scores in the key - Haydn called high-pitched C-alto horns and drums - to commemorate the visit of Empress Maria Theresa to Eszterháza in 1773. Similarly, the C Major Symphony No. 56 is another magnificent piece, which, like No. 48, calls for C-alto horns and drums in addition to some comic and grotesque writing for the bassoon. In view of the musical demands of these pieces, it is clear that Haydn's orchestra consisted of well-trained, excellent musicians indeed. In this instance, the Heidelberg Read more Symphony Orchestra is no different! Every new release of Haydn symphonies from Thomas Fey and his ensemble is greeted with enthusiasm; truly this is how Haydn should sound today. To bring this about, Fey's musicians bridge past and present, performing both on modern string instruments and replicas of authentic period woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 48 in C major, H 1 no 48 "Maria Theresia" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Heidelberg Symphony
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1769; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
2.
Symphony no 56 in C major, H 1 no 56 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Heidelberg Symphony
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; Eszterhazá, Hungary 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 48 in C major, Hob.I:48, "Maria Theresa": I. Allegro
Symphony No. 48 in C major, Hob.I:48, "Maria Theresa": II. Adagio
Symphony No. 48 in C major, Hob.I:48, "Maria Theresa": III. Menuetto: Allegretto
Symphony No. 48 in C major, Hob.I:48, "Maria Theresa": IV. Finale: Allegro
Symphony No. 56 in C major, Hob.I:56: I. Allegro di molto
Symphony No. 56 in C major, Hob.I:56: II. Adagio
Symphony No. 56 in C major, Hob.I:56: III. Menuet
Symphony No. 56 in C major, Hob.I:56: IV. Finale: Prestissimo

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