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Prokofiev, Haydn, Bizet: First Symphonies / Wolff, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Prokofiev / Haydn / Bizet / Spco / Wolff
Release Date: 10/25/2011 
Label:  Apex   Catalog #: 4673020   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Georges BizetSergei ProkofievFranz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Hugh Wolff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Under its chief conductor Hugh Wolff, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra proves itself to be quite exceptional." -- Fono Forum

"Hugh Wolff and his players engage the [Haydn] score to pleasing effect: strings are eager and accurate, horns proclaim from the rear of the hall and there's a discreet harpsichord continuo." --Gramophone

"Fine performances of two popular symphonies by Bizet and Prokofiev and a chance to hear Haydn's rarely heard first symphony, which, unlike Mozart's earliest, is a mature work straddling the Baroque world of the Italian Overture in three movements and with a harpsichord continuo, but being by Haydn, there are plenty of catchy melodies." -- Greg La Traille,
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony in C major by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Hugh Wolff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; France 
2. Symphony no 1 in D major, Op. 25 "Classical" by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Hugh Wolff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
3. Symphony no 1 in D major, H 1 no 1 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Hugh Wolff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1759; Vienna, Austria 

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