Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 82 - 87 (the Paris Symphonies)

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Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 82 - 87 (the Paris Symphonies)

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Tafelmusik

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TMK1013CD2

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2

Release date:

3rd Sept 2012

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0880513101322

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What do modern scholars of Joseph Haydn have to say about the Paris Symphonies? Robbins Landon calls them "a remarkable fusion of brilliance, elegance, and warmth." Charles Rosen writes: "There is not a measure, even the most serious, of these great works which is not marked by Haydn's wit; and his wit has now grown so powerful and so efficient that it has become a sort of passion, a force at once omnivorous and creative.”

Parisian audiences loved the works of the Austrian Haydn, and were thrilled when the Comte d'Ogny commissioned a set of six symphonies for performance by the finest orchestra in Paris at Le Concert de la Loge Olympique.

Fortunately in our time, this re-release of the Paris Symphonies also has a superb group of the finest musicians in Jeanne Lamon and the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra.

BBC Music Magazine

October 2012

****

“Bruno Weil's punchy, generous-hearted accounts of Haydn's symphonies for Paris are crowned by a gripping La reine anointed with plenty of incisive instrumental bite”

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