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Haydn: Symphonies 102 & 103 "Drumroll" / Solti, London PO


Release Date: 01/28/2010 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 414673   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Solti's recent recordings of late Haydn symphonies have shown him to be in characteristically exuberant form, not least this coupling of two of the greatest of the 12 "London" Symphonies. Both first movements and finales are done with a sense of urgency and tension that is very exhilarating. if occasionally a shade hectic; the slow movements are most eloquently shaped (with some lovely, anonymous, solo playing in the Andante piii tosto Allegretto); and the Minuets go with a fine swing. Decca's recording is even more lifelike than it was on LP."

-- Gramophone [9/1986]
"Solti's recent recordings of late Haydn symphonies have shown him to be in characteristically exuberant form, not least this coupling of two of the greatest of the 12 "London" Symphonies. Both first movements and finales are done with a sense of urgency and tension that is very exhilarating. if occasionally a shade hectic; the slow movements are most eloquently shaped (with some lovely, anonymous, solo playing in the Andante piii tosto Allegretto); and the Minuets go with a fine swing. Decca's recording is even more lifelike than it was on LP."

-- Gramophone [9/1986]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 102 in B flat major, H 1 no 102 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794; London, England 
2.
Symphony no 103 in E flat major, H 1 no 103 "Drumroll" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; London, England 

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