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Haydn: Symphonies Nos 92 & 93, Symphonies Nos 97-99

LSO0702 2SACD

Haydn new release

Haydn new release

Sir Colin Davis conductor

Album of the Week Classic FM (UK)

The late Sir Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra present a collection of Haydn’s expressive and resplendent London Symphonies alongside the spirited and melodic Oxford Symphony. 

Sir Colin Davis was long recognised as a pre-eminent Haydn interpreter. During his Indian summer with the orchestra he recorded both Die Schöpfung (The Creation) and Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons) for LSO Live. These symphonies presented here were recorded in 2011 during this same period, and make for revelatory listening.


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CD reviews

‘All of these symphonies' expressive strength and rigour, their invention and mastery of form, are laid bare in these revelatory performances which confirm for all time Sir Colin's reputation as a pre-eminent interpreter of Haydn's music. He doesn't hold back and relishes the warmth of Haydn's sound world.’ Classic FM (UK)

‘Sir Colin Davis was famously disinterested in the historically informed school of Haydn, yet there’s so much tender affection for the music and appreciation of its wit and imagination as you just heard, that despite some stately tempi these performances are richly rewarding.’ BBC Radio 3 - Building a Library (UK)

‘There's so much to admire. The Barbican's dryish acoustic really works in Haydn's favour – timpani are nicely in tune and the LSO solo winds excel. A delectable pair of CDs.’ The Arts Desk (UK)

Concert reviews

**** ‘First, though, there was Haydn: the first of his London symphonies, No 93 in D major, the one with the fruity bassoon interjection at the end of the slow movement. Here, as with Mozart, Davis spurns the spare style beloved of younger conductors, influenced by the period-instrument movement; he has conducted these symphonies all his life, and the result had a glowing coherence and warmth.’ The Guardian (UK)

Artists

Sir Colin Davis conductor
London Symphony Orchestra

Recording Details

James Mallinson producer
Jonathan Stokes and Neil Hutchinson for Classic Sound Ltd sound engineers

Recorded live at the Barbican, Symphony 92 - 2 & 4 October 2011, Symphony 93 - 11 & 13 December 2011, Symphony 97 - 6 & 9 May 2010, Symphony 98 - 4 & 6 December 2011, Symphony 99 - 26 May & 2 June 2011
DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording

Notes in English/en français/auf Deutsch

Catalogue number - LSO0702
UPC - 822231170228

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