Haydn: Symphony No. 99 "London" & Harmoniemesse / Christophers, Handel and Haydn Society

Release Date: 11/1/2019
Label: Coro
Catalog Number: COR16176
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
The Handel and Haydn Society continues its acclaimed Haydn exploration on CORO with one of the composer's last major works - the dramatic and sumptuous Mass in B-flat major more commonly known as the ‘Harmoniemesse’ because of its use of a full wind band. It is accompanied on this album by the Symphony No. 99 in E-flat major - one of Haydn’s twelve ‘London’ symphonies composed between 1791 and 1795 when London was the indisputable musical capital of Europe. Handel and Haydn Society is America's oldest continuously operating arts organisation. Harry Christophers has been Artistic Director since 2008 during which time the Society has released 12 recordings on CORO including Haydn’s Creation, all six of his ‘Paris’ Symphonies, Mozart’s Requiem and Handel’s Messiah, and a Christmas album - ‘Joy to the World’ - celebrating America’s favourite festive tunes.
Works on This Recording
1. Mass in B flat major, H 22 no 14 "Harmoniemesse" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Sumner Thompson (Baritone), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Mezzo Soprano), Mireille Asselin (Soprano), Jeremy Budd (Tenor)
Period: Classical
Written: 1802 ; Vienna, Austria
2. Symphony no 99 in E flat major, H 1 no 99 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble: Handel and Haydn Society
Period: Classical
Written: 1793 ; Vienna, Austria
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