Friday, March 17, 2017

Haydn, Joseph. (1732-1809) The Complete Symphonies. [Well almost] The Hogwood Edition. CD 11.

From my collection.
Gifted to me in 2013.
First listen: 21-1-2014.
Second listen: 17-3-2017.
Label: L'oiseau-Lyre.
CD 11 from 32.
Recording dates: November 1988 & April 1989.
Recording venue: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, England.
Recording engineer: Not specifically mentioned.
Running time: 62:36.
Classical relevance to me: Essential.

Works performed:
Symphony No 24 in D major. 1764.
No. 28 in A major. 1765.
No. 29 in E major. 1765.

Performed by:

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood.

Three delightful symphonies.  I do not want to repeat myself in praising it in the same terms as the CD'S before, so I single out a few movements that stuck with me for quite some time. First of all the second and third movement of No. 28, and secondly the third movement of No 29, and its ravishing Finale. Tempi's are consistently fast and furious, without Hogwood losing his grip on the proceedings.
Sound is excellent. Recommended.



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