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Haydn: Cello Concertos / Christophe Coin, Hogwood


Release Date: 12/09/2008 
Label:  L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog #: 414615   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Christophe Coin
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Stunning virtuosity... These are readings which discover a vast range of sonorities and nuances of text.

In his review of the LP of Haydn's cello concertos RG remarked both upon the stunning virtuosity of Christophe Coin and upon the lively accompaniments that ''are not obtrusively 'ancient' in sound''. Yes, I agree with him, though occasionally I noticed that even Coin just fell short of the high standard of executancy which characterizes his performances: I'm thinking particularly of one or two moments where faulty intonation just tarnishes the gilt on the ginger-bread. But there is no doubt at all in my mind that these are readings which discover a vast range of sonorities and nuances of text which more conventional
Read more performances are apt to miss. Some of the tuttis could be crisper in ensemble and tidier in their entries but the playing is sufficiently sympathetic not to have to worry unduly about small details. The recorded sound is excellent and the balance between soloist and ripieno is ideal. Strongly recommended.

Nicholas Anderson, Gramophone [12/1985]
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Cello no 1 in C major, H 7b no 1 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Christophe Coin (Cello)
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1761-1765; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
2. Concerto for Cello no 2 in D major, Op. 101/H 7b no 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Christophe Coin (Cello)
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Eszterhazá, Hungary 

Sound Samples

Cello Concerto in C, H.VIIb, No.1: 1. Moderato
Cello Concerto in C, H.VIIb, No.1: 2. Adagio
Cello Concerto in C, H.VIIb, No.1 - Cadenzas: I C. Coin/II-anon. 18th century: 3. Finale (Allegro molto)
Cello Concerto in D,H.VIIb No.2: 1. Allegro moderato
Cello Concerto in D,H.VIIb No.2: 2. Adagio
Cello Concerto in D,H.VIIb No.2 - Cadenzas: I & II - C. Coin/III - anon. 18th century: 3. Rondo (Allegro)

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