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Michael Haydn: Eight Symphonies / Farberman, Bournemouth


Release Date: 09/01/2003 
Label:  Vox Box Catalog #: 5020   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Michael Haydn
Conductor:  Harold Farberman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

...Harold Farberman recorded 20 or so symphonies by Michael Haydn with the Bournemouth Sinfonietta in the mid-1980s. Some came out on the Vox label; the remainder are at last being rescued by Regis. Two volumes are out so far, both revealing Mozart's older colleague to have been adept at the dynamic, vivacious Italianate style favoured in Salzburg in the 1760s to '80s. There are echoes of the Mannheim style in some of the opening movements and shades of lyrical Mozart himself in certain slow movements. The pithy spirit of Joseph Haydn is quite naturally the guiding force, though; and there are some exquisitely turned solo moments, not to mention some ecstatic horn-writing...

-- Gramophone [3/2006]
...Harold Farberman recorded 20 or so symphonies by Michael Haydn with the Bournemouth Sinfonietta in the mid-1980s. Some came out on the Vox label; the remainder are at last being rescued by Regis. Two volumes are out so far, both revealing Mozart's older colleague to have been adept at the dynamic, vivacious Italianate style favoured in Salzburg in the 1760s to '80s. There are echoes of the Mannheim style in some of the opening movements and shades of lyrical Mozart himself in certain slow movements. The pithy spirit of Joseph Haydn is quite naturally the guiding force, though; and there are some exquisitely turned solo moments, not to mention some ecstatic horn-writing...

-- Gramophone [3/2006]
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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 
Length: 20 Minutes 56 Secs. 
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 
Length: 9 Minutes 37 Secs. 
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 
Length: 15 Minutes 50 Secs. 
4.
Symphony in G major, MH 26 by Michael Haydn
Conductor:  Harold Farberman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1757-1764 
Length: 13 Minutes 49 Secs. 
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 
Length: 10 Minutes 41 Secs. 
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 
Length: 26 Minutes 51 Secs. 
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 
Length: 16 Minutes 35 Secs. 
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 
Length: 23 Minutes 24 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Excellent Music, Production Control Lacking! October 21, 2012 By Henry S. (Springfield, VA) See All My Reviews "Like his famous brother Franz Joseph, Michael Haydn was a prolific composer, with over 40 symphonies to his credit. Eight are featured on this 2-disk set, with a fine performance by the Bournemouth Sinfonietta. Haydn's symphonies date primarily from the 1770's and 1780's and are light, classically structured works ideally suited for performance by a chamber orchestra. The sound quality of this digital Vox recording (an Arkivmusic re-issue) is good. I found one huge problem, unfortunately- in the recording I received from Arkivmusic, the second disk in the jewel case was totally defective and would not play, not matter what I tried. If you decide to purchase this set (and I can indeed recommend it), I trust you'll have better luck than I did." Report Abuse
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