Haydn 2032, No. 8: La Roxolana / Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico

Release Date: 2/7/2020
Label: Alpha
Catalog Number: 682
Conductor: Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
For its eighth volume, Haydn2032 invites us on a musical journey that takes the Balkan route. Of all the ‘Viennese Classical School’, Joseph Haydn is certainly the composer closest to folk music, first because he spent his early years in the countryside and also because, unlike his colleagues who worked in the urban centres of the Habsburg monarchy, Haydn was in contact with Croats, Roma and Hungarians throughout his life. These influences were omnipresent in his music, to the delight of Prince Nikolaus I Esterházy and his guests, but by some accounts were not to the taste of many music theorists in Germany. Haydn gave his Symphony no.63 in C major the title of ‘La Roxolana’, from the famous sixteenth-century sultana who was the wife of Suleiman the Magnificent after having been his slave. As usual, Giovanni Antonini, who is reunited here with Il Giardino Armonico, juxtaposes Haydn’s music with that of another composer. The natural choice here was Béla Bartók, who is represented by his Romanian Folk Dances, composed in 1917.
Works on This Recording
1. Symphony no 63 in C major, H 1 no 63 "La Roxelane" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor: Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Classical
Written: by 1781 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
2. Symphony no 43 in E flat major, H 1 no 43 "Mercury" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor: Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Classical
Written: by 1772 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
3. Symphony no 28 in A major, H 1 no 28 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor: Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Classical
Written: 1765 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
4. Romanian Folkdances for String Orchestra, Sz 68 by Béla Bartók
Conductor: Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1917 ; Budapest, Hungary
5. Sonata Jucunda by Anonymous
Conductor: Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico
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