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Haydn 2032, Vol. 5: L'homme de genie / Antonini, Kammerorchester Basel


Release Date: 11/03/2017 
Label:  Alpha Productions   Catalog #: 676  
Composer:  Franz Joseph HaydnJoseph Martin Kraus
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Basel Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



Haydn2032, the ambitious project of recording the complete symphonies of Haydn, has been placed from the start under the artistic direction of Giovanni Antonini, with two ensembles, Il Giardino Armonico, which made the first four volumes, and the Kammerochester Basel, to which this fifth volume and the next two are assigned. Another characteristic of the edition is that each time Haydn is set in perspective with another composer; here it is Joseph Martin Kraus (1756-92): ‘Kraus was the first man of genius that I met. Why did he have to die? It is an irreparable loss for our art. The Symphony in C minor he wrote in Vienna specially for me is a work which will be considered
Read more a masterpiece in every century’, said Haydn in 1797. Though he long remained forgotten after his death, Kraus made an active contribution to the movement of poetic renewal called ‘Sturm und Drang’ or ‘Geniezeit’ (time of genius) because such artists as the young Goethe broke free of all tradition to follow their hearts alone. When Haydn called Kraus homme de genie, in French, he probably had this context in mind. The two composers had met in Vienna in 1783. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 80 in D minor, H 1 no 80 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Basel Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
2.
Symphony no 81 in G major, H 1 no 81 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Basel Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
3.
Symphony in C minor, VB 142 "Wiener Sinfonie" by Joseph Martin Kraus
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Basel Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Austria 
4.
Symphony no 19 in D major, H 1 no 19 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Basel Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1766; Austria 

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