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Haydn: Symphonies 94, 95, 96 / Bruggen, Orchestra Of The 18th Century


Release Date: 07/28/2011 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 438152   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the 18th Century
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This affectionately characterized performance heads the roster of "authentic" performances of the Surprise Symphony.

There's nothing routine...about [Brüggen's] 1992 recording with the Orchestra of the 18th Century. True, the sound is a tad boomy, often blurring wind detail in the tuttis. But this is the most affectionately characterised of all the "period" versions-though be warned, the big bang in the Andante comes a semiquaver too soon, presumably due to an editing blip. There is tenderness [and] guile... Frans Brüggen heads the roster of "authentic" performances.

-- Gramophone [9/2007]
reviewing Symphony no 94
This affectionately characterized performance heads the roster of "authentic" performances of the Surprise Symphony.

There's nothing routine...about [Brüggen's] 1992 recording with the Orchestra of the 18th Century. True, the sound is a tad boomy, often blurring wind detail in the tuttis. But this is the most affectionately characterised of all the "period" versions-though be warned, the big bang in the Andante comes a semiquaver too soon, presumably due to an editing blip. There is tenderness [and] guile... Frans Brüggen heads the roster of "authentic" performances.

-- Gramophone [9/2007]
reviewing Symphony no 94
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 94 in G major, H 1 no 94 "Surprise" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; London, England 
2.
Symphony no 95 in C minor, H 1 no 95 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; London, England 
3.
Symphony no 96 in D major, H 1 no 96 "Miracle" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; London, England 

Customer Reviews

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 Excellent Haydn & a Little History! March 29, 2016 By Bernard A J. (Kansas City, MO) See All My Reviews "Back in the 90s, Christopher Hogwood was recording all the Haydn Symphonies with the Academy of Ancient Music, and I have those Volumes 1-10 which go through Symphony #75. Decca aborted the recording project with Symphony #76 and 77 but never released them. They appeared on a BBC Music CD cover licensed from Decca in the mid-2000s which is available through on lines sources - used and new. Decca recently announced they would be re-releasing as a multi-disk box all the ten volumes formerly recorded and the two unreleased symphonies mentioned above plus they were adding the Symphonies 82-104 recorded by Frans Bruggen recorded by Philips and now part of Decca. I already had some of the Frans Bruggen, but I purchased these disks to fill in the ones that I did not have. Decca also just recently recorded the Symphonies 78-91 with Ottavio Dantone and the Academia Byzantine to fill in the missing pieces for the multi-disk box set. This was to give Decca an early recording cycle of the complete Haydn. All of these recordings are excellent, and if you love Haydn as I do, they are a must for any one's collection. I highly recommend all of these Bruggen symphonies as well as the Dantone. They don't get any better!" Report Abuse
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