Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 82-87, the Paris Symphonies

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All Music Guide - James Leonard
Ever had enough of period instruments? Ever had enough of authentic performance practice? Ever wish you could just hear music played with soul, with spirit, and with the kind of joie de vivre that makes performances truly live, whether or not it is played authentically on instruments of the period? If so, try this set of Haydn's "Paris" symphonies performed the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra lead by Adam Fischer. Consisting of players drawn from the Vienna Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony, and the Hungarian State Orchestra, the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra plays on modern instruments in a modern style, that is, with touches of rubato and portamento, but especially ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Leonard
Ever had enough of period instruments? Ever had enough of authentic performance practice? Ever wish you could just hear music played with soul, with spirit, and with the kind of joie de vivre that makes performances truly live, whether or not it is played authentically on instruments of the period? If so, try this set of Haydn's "Paris" symphonies performed the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra lead by Adam Fischer. Consisting of players drawn from the Vienna Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony, and the Hungarian State Orchestra, the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra plays on modern instruments in a modern style, that is, with touches of rubato and portamento, but especially with a sense of freedom that comes with a lifetime of playing the instruments of their time and place. Formed and led by Fischer in 1987, the orchestra has, naturally enough, recorded all of Haydn's symphonies for Nimbus and, as these discs demonstrate, they may be the finest set of the symphonies ever recorded. The grace of the strings, the color of the winds, the sweetness of the strings, the blend of the brass, the balance of the ensemble, the lightness of the rhythms, the rightness of the tempos: this is Haydn playing of the highest quality. Fischer himself is a superb Haydn conductor, catching the composer's combination of the wit and solemnity, of roughness and sophistication, of vitality and profundity. Recorded at Esterhazy in the Haydnsaal, Nimbus' sound is admirably lifelike.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/6/1994
  • Label: Nimbus Records
  • UPC: 710357541926
  • Catalog Number: 5419
  • Sales rank: 122,545

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Symphony No. 82 in C major ("The Bear"), H. 1/82 - Austro-Hungarian Haydn Philharmonic & Franz Joseph Haydn (25:38)
  2. 2 Symphony No. 83 in G minor ("The Hen"), H. 1/83 - Austro-Hungarian Haydn Philharmonic & Franz Joseph Haydn (25:34)
  3. 3 Symphony No. 84 in E flat major ("In Nomine Domini"), H. 1/84 - Austro-Hungarian Haydn Philharmonic & Franz Joseph Haydn (23:01)
  4. 4 Symphony No. 85 in B flat major ("La Reine"), H. 1/85 - Austro-Hungarian Haydn Philharmonic & Franz Joseph Haydn (24:06)
  5. 5 Symphony No. 86 in D major, H. 1/86 - Austro-Hungarian Haydn Philharmonic & Franz Joseph Haydn (26:59)
  6. 6 Symphony No. 87 in A major, H. 1/87 - Austro-Hungarian Haydn Philharmonic & Franz Joseph Haydn (22:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Adam Fischer Primary Artist
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