Haydn: Orchestral Music and Concertos

Haydn: Orchestral Music and Concertos

     
 
Back before the war, far less of Haydn's orchestral music was known than what is known now. Back in the '30s and '40s, only a handful of his 104 symphonies were regularly programmed or recorded. But while we knew less of Haydn's orchestral music, thankfully what was known was performed by the best possible conductors and orchestras. And, even

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Back before the war, far less of Haydn's orchestral music was known than what is known now. Back in the '30s and '40s, only a handful of his 104 symphonies were regularly programmed or recorded. But while we knew less of Haydn's orchestral music, thankfully what was known was performed by the best possible conductors and orchestras. And, even more thankfully, most of those conductors and orchestras appear on this four-disc set from Andante: Bruno Walter and the Vienna Philharmonic, Arturo Toscanini and the New York Philharmonic, Sergey Koussevitzky and the Boston Symphony, and Thomas Beecham and his own London Philharmonic. Each performance is highly individualistic, totally convincing, and absolutely thrilling. Walter's 1938 "Military Symphony" is noble, lyrical, and, recorded ten days before the Anschluss, touched with fear at the trumpet fanfare and percussion explosion in the Allegretto. Toscanini's 1929 "Clock Symphony" is poised, powerful, and touched with magnificence in the Adagio introduction. Koussevitzky's 1936 "No. 102 in B flat major" is witty, wistful, graceful, and touched with the infinite in the opening Largo. Beecham's October 1935 and February 1936 "No. 99 in E flat major" is saucy, sentimental, and touched by the sublime in the Adagio. And in addition to four more great symphonies, including Walter's "Oxford" and Koussevitzky's "Surprise," this set also has four great concertos including Emanuel Feuermann's stunning "Cello Concerto in D major," Szymon Goldberg's singing "Violin Concerto in C major," and Wanda Landowska's stupendous "Hungarian Harpsichord Concerto." It was a different world before the war, but the peaks of Haydn's symphonies still touched eternity. Aside from a faint hiss, Andante's remastering has brought these aged recordings back to life.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/22/2005
Label:
Andante
UPC:
0699487118027
catalogNumber:
1180
Rank:
126874

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Tracks

  1. Violin Concerto No. 1 in C major, H. 7a/1  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Carl Flesch  - Szymon Goldberg  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra  - Walter Süsskind
  2. Keyboard Concerto in D major, H. 18/11  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Wanda Landowska  - Eugene Bigot  -  Pleyel Orchestra
  3. Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, H. 7b/2 (Op. 101)  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Emanuel Feuermann  -  Symphony Orchestra  - Malcolm Sargent
  4. Symphony No. 88 in G major ("Letter V"), H. 1/88  - Franz Joseph Haydn  -  NBC Symphony Orchestra  - Arturo Toscanini
  5. Symphony No. 92 in G major ("Oxford"/"Letter Q"), H. 1/92  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Bruno Walter  -  Members of the Conservatory Society Concert Orchestra
  6. Symphony No. 94 in G major ("Surprise"/"The Drumstroke"/"Mit dem Paukenschlag"), H. 1/94  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Sergey Koussevitzky  -  Boston Symphony Orchestra
  7. Symphony No. 98 in B flat major, H. 1/98  - Franz Joseph Haydn  -  NBC Symphony Orchestra  - Arturo Toscanini
  8. Sinfonia Concertante for violin, cello, oboe, bassoon & orchestra, H. 1/105  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - André Navarra  - Charles Münch  - Fernand Oubradous  -  Members of the Conservatory Society Concert Orchestra  - Myrtil Morel  - Roland Charmy
  9. Symphony No. 102 in B flat major, H. 1/102  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Sergey Koussevitzky  -  Boston Symphony Orchestra
  10. Symphony No. 99 in E flat major, H. 1/99  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Thomas Beecham  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra
  11. Symphony No. 101 in D major ("Clock"), H. 1/101  - Franz Joseph Haydn  -  New York Philharmonic  - Arturo Toscanini
  12. Symphony No. 100 in G major ("Military") H. 1/100  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Bruno Walter  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

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