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Haydn: Complete Symphonies Vol 19 / Fey, Heidelberg Symphony

Haydn / Fey / Heidelberger Sinfoniker
Release Date: 02/26/2013 
Label:  Hänssler Classic   Catalog #: 98005   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Heidelberg Symphony
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The recording of the complete symphonies of Joseph Haydn by the Heidelberg Sinfoniker under Thomas Fey continues with undiminished quality in their latest installment: vol. 19 contains the symphony no. 26 in D minor of 1768, better known under the nickname "La Lamentatione", together with no. 27 in G major from the ten years earlier and symphony no. 42 in D major from 1771 - a sunny, care-free score, inspired by the Italian opera buffa.

While played on modern instruments, these are historically informed performances, distinguished by crisp tempos and well-thought out cantilenas and with all her wit and charm and 'Sturm und Drang' that befits them. - Hänssler Classic
The recording of the complete symphonies of Joseph Haydn by the Heidelberg Sinfoniker under Thomas Fey continues with undiminished quality in their latest installment: vol. 19 contains the symphony no. 26 in D minor of 1768, better known under the nickname "La Lamentatione", together with no. 27 in G major from the ten years earlier and symphony no. 42 in D major from 1771 - a sunny, care-free score, inspired by the Italian opera buffa.

While played on modern instruments, these are historically informed performances, distinguished by crisp tempos and well-thought out cantilenas and with all her wit and charm and 'Sturm und Drang' that befits them. - Hänssler Classic Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 42 in D major, H 1 no 42 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Heidelberg Symphony
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
2.
Symphony no 27 in G major, H 1 no 27 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Heidelberg Symphony
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1766; Austria 
3.
Symphony no 26 in D minor, H 1 no 26 "Lamentatione" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Heidelberg Symphony
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1770; Eszterhazá, Hungary 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 26 in D minor, Hob.I:26, "Lamentatione": I. Allegro assai con spirito
Symphony No. 26 in D minor, Hob.I:26, "Lamentatione": II. Adagio
Symphony No. 26 in D minor, Hob.I:26, "Lamentatione": III. Minuet and Trio
Symphony No. 27 in G major, Hob.I:27: I. Allegro molto
Symphony No. 27 in G major, Hob.I:27: II. Andante: Siciliano
Symphony No. 27 in G major, Hob.I:27: III. Finale: Presto
Symphony No. 42 in D major, Hob.I:42: I. Moderato e maestoso
Symphony No. 42 in D major, Hob.I:42: II. Andantino e cantabile
Symphony No. 42 in D major, Hob.I:42: III. Minuet and Trio: Allegretto
Symphony No. 42 in D major, Hob.I:42: IV. Finale: Scherzando e presto

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Excellent Mid-Level Haydn April 1, 2013 By Henry S. (Springfield, VA) See All My Reviews "Thomas Fey and his altogether outstanding Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra have done it again- another high quality recording of Haydn symphonies. Volume 19 in their on-going series features Symphonies # 26, 27, and 42, and all receive superb, loving treatment from the HSO. A few specifics should suffice to strengthen my assessment. Symphony # 26's anguish-laced Adagio movement fully justifies by itself the symphony's subtitle 'Lamentation.' Symphony # 27's bold introductory horn statement signals a more joyful, upbeat atmosphere, which dominates the entire work. Thirdly, Symphony # 42 has four movements, whereas the other two have only three. Apart from this structural evolution, the work as a whole is much longer than 26 or 27 (34 minutes compared to 18 and 13 minutes, respectively). This extended duration is due primarily to the length of the first two movements, which last over 26 minutes. With regard to the content of Symphony # 42, I think it is possible to detect (or at least sense) Haydn's increasing confidence and technical skill in thematic development and manipulation. All in all, this is a fine addition to Thomas Fey's Haydn cycle. Needless to say, these three symphonies do not demonstrate the fully mature brilliance of Haydn's late symphonies, but the listener can easily see where Haydn is headed. Recommended." Report Abuse
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