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Haydn: Symphony No. 60 "Il Distratto"; Symphony No. 104 "London"; Piano Concerto in D Major / Levi, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra


Release Date: 06/11/2013 
Label:  Helicon   Catalog #: 9663   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Maya Tamir
Conductor:  Yoel Levi
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Austrian classical composer Joseph Haydn was instrumental in his contributions to musical form. He earned the epithets “Father of the Symphony” and “Father of the String Quartet,” but also contributed many works to the genre of the Mass. On this release, eight of his masses have been gathered. Some of these works he wrote for the Esterhazy family, for whom he served as Kapellmeister and court composer. This release begins with the Missa Cellensis in honorem Beatissimae Virginis Mariae, which was written in 1766 after Haydn was promoted to Kapellmeister at Esterhaza. The mass is dedicated to the pilgrimage cult of Mariazell, Styria. Rounding out the release is one of Haydn’s most popular masses, his Missa in tempore belli, or Mass in time of Read more war. The work is also known as the Kettle Bell mass for its dramatic use of timpani. He composed the work in August 1796 when Austria was mobilizing into war. Reflecting the troubled mood of this time, Haydn integrated references to battle in the Benedictus and Agnus Dei movements. Artists on this work include the Gachinger Kantorei Stuttgart, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, and more. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 60 in C major, H 1 no 60 "Il distratto" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Yoel Levi
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1774; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 04/2012 
Venue:  Smolarz Auditorium, Tel Aviv University 
Length: 24 Minutes 23 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Keyboard in D major, H 18 no 11 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Maya Tamir (Piano)
Conductor:  Yoel Levi
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1784; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 04/2012 
Venue:  Smolarz Auditorium, Tel Aviv University 
Length: 18 Minutes 34 Secs. 
3.
Symphony no 104 in D major, H 1 no 104 "London" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Yoel Levi
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; London, England 
Date of Recording: 04/2012 
Venue:  Smolarz Auditorium, Tel Aviv University 
Length: 26 Minutes 40 Secs. 

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