This page lists all recordings of Symphony No. 76 in E flat major, by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) on CD, DVD & download (MP3 & FLAC). Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.
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Günter Wand conducts Bruckner & Haydn
Live Recording from The Musik- Und Kongresshalle, Lübeck
Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, 7th July 1996
Few conductors have made a greater contribution to our presentday understanding of Bruckner than Günter Wand (1912-2002). His readings of the composer‘s symphonies invariably concentrated on their texture and hence, their spirit. During the great final phase of his career, documented here, Wand devoted himself increasingly to Bruckner‘s works and his interpretations became more and more free, revealing both heartfelt emotion and
musical intelligence. He developed trademark fidelity towards Bruckner, which led to insightful readings of his works. Wherever possible Wand returned to the versions representing most clearly the composer‘s intentions - be it the „urtext“ or scrupulously restored versions.
In the television recording of Bruckner’s Symphony No.6, Günter Wand and his inimitable style of conducting are brought back to life in a particularly impressive way.
The films of his concerts at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, from 1987 onwards, can truly be regarded as Günter Wand‘s legacy to the NDR Sinfonieorchester, „his“ orchestra for almost 20 years, on which he has left a mark like no other.
Sound Format: PCM STEREO
Picture Format: 16:9
DVD Format: DVD 5, NTSC
Running Time: 80 mins
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Günter Wand Edition Volume 13
(also available to download from $10.50)
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Haydn Symphonies Volume 5, Nos. 70-81
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Haydn: Complete Symphonies - MP3 Edition
The Esterházy Recordings
To celebrate the bicentennial of Haydn's death Nimbus have released an ultra value MP3 set containing the complete symphonies. This new is released in MP3 format at 320 kbps, the highest possible bit rate for MP3 format. Customers will be able to transfer the files directly to their ipod or MP3 player or to play the discs on their computer, most DVD players and the latest generation of in car players.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SET WILL ONLY PLAY ON MP3-ENABLED CD PLAYERS AND ON COMPUTERS/IPODS.
“Fischer's body of strings is appreciably smaller [than Dorati's], and his violin and cello soloists sweeter toned, surer in their intonation and more imaginative in their phrasing. In the slow movements the greater refinement of Fischer's soloists and his rather lighter touch are invariably more persuasive” Gramophone Magazine
“The sound is at once warmly atmospheric and intimate, with high contrasts of dynamic and texture. Continuing to use modern, not period instruments, but with limited string vibrato and Viennese oboes and horns standing out distinctively, these are recordings to challenge the long-time supremacy of Dorati's pioneering Decca set.” Penguin Guide
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“Dorati's famous integral recording of all 104 of the published Symphonies now returns in a Decca bargain box containing 33 CDs. It still holds its place in the catalogue as the only complete set to contain everything Haydn wrote in this medium, including the Symphonies 'A' and 'B', omitted from the original numbering scheme because at one time they were not thought to be symphonies at all. The survey also encompasses additional alternative movements for certain works (notably Nos 53 and 103) and alternative complete versions of the Philosopher Symphony and No 63, which are fascinating.
The remastering confirms the excellence of the vintage Decca sound. No more needs to be said, except that the one minus point in these very convincing modern-instrument performances is Dorati's insistence on measured, often rustic tempos for the minuets. For those who can run to the complete series this is self-recommending – a source of inexhaustible pleasure.” Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010
“Dorati was ahead of his time as a Haydn interpreter when, in the early 1970s, he made this pioneering integral recording of the symphonies. Superbly transferred to CD in full, bright, immediate sound, the performances are a consistent delight.” Penguin Guide, 2011 edition
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