Haydn 2032 Volume 4 - Il Distratto

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Haydn 2032 Volume 4 - Il Distratto


Gramophone Awards 2017

Finalist - Orchestral



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24th March 2017




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Haydn 2032 Volume 4 - Il Distratto


Il maestro di cappella


Symphony No. 60 in C major 'Il distratto'

Symphony No. 70 in D major

Symphony No. 12 in E major


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The fourth volume of the Haydn2032 project thrusts into the limelight one of the most important stock characters in the theatre of sounds and words, the Kapellmeister, and explores some glamorous and (in)glorious moments in the career of Maestro Haydn. It features three symphonies by the "Shakespeare of Music" - one of which is even associated with ana ctual play. This bears teh title "Sinfonia in C per la commedia intitolata il distratto" and consists of an overture, four entra'actes, and a finale to be played at the end of the performance. Also on this release is a large-scale buffo scene by his colleague Cimarosa. Il maestro di cappella is a witty and ironic parody, in which a member of the "old school" of musicians tries to improve the ensemble playing of his orchestra. To his chagrin, the players do react, but in extremely undisciplined fashion: they are distracted, make false entries and disagree musically…

Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 60 in C Major, Hob. I:60 "Il distratto"

I. Adagio - Allegro di molto

II. Andante

III. Menuetto

IV. Presto

V. Adagio (di Lamentatione)

VI. Finale: Prestissimo

Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 70 in D Major, Hob. I:70

I. Vivace con brio

II. Andante

III. Menuet: Allegretto

IV. Finale: Allegro con brio

Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 12 in E Major, Hob. I:12

I. Allegro

II. Adagio

III. Finale: Presto

Domenico Cimarosa: Il maestro di cappella (Orch. M. Brolli)


Recitativo: Se mi dànno il permesso

Aria: Questo è il passo dei violini

Recitativo: Bravi! Bravissimi!

Aria: Ci sposeremo fra suoni e canti

Recitativo: Vi ringrazio, o miei signori

Sunday Times

19th March 2017

“Il distratto, offers vivid readings of three symphonies in which (as, admittedly, in many a Haydn symphony) the unexpected is constantly expected...Riccardo Novaro immaculately gauges the pendant, Cimarosa’s subversive scena Il maestro di cappella.”

Gramophone Magazine

May 2017

“As in the previous volumes, the orchestral playing is breathtaking in its accuracy -the sort of Haydn playing you dream of…this may well become the period-instrument Haydn cycle by which all others are measured.”

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