Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Haydn, Joseph. (1732-1809) The Complete Symphonies. (almost) CD 13. The Hogwood edition.

From my collection.
Gifted to me in 2013.
First listen: 2-4-2014.
Second listen: 22-3-2017.
Label: L'oiseau-Lyre.
CD 13 from 32.
Recording dates:  During 1989.
Recording venue: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, England.
Recording engineer: Not specifically mentioned.
Running time: 65:20.
Classical relevance to me: Essential.

Works performed:
Symphony No. 35 in B flat major.
No. 38 in C major.
No. 39 in G minor.

Works performed by:
The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood.

Enjoyed all three symphonies. Each of them has a few treats and tricks that will surprise you. What stayed most with me is the excellent brass playing, and the first and last movement of the Symphony No 39. Especially the first movement kept playing through my head over and over again. These punctuated rhythms kept pounding repeatedly through my head, without stopping.
That's Haydn for you. Always insistent­čśü




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