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Joseph Haydn

Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

London Symphonies - Symphonies nos. 97 & 98

  • Type CD
  • Label Challenge Classics
  • UPC 0608917236026
  • Catalog number CC 72360
  • Release date 02 April 2010
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"What is striking in the Symphonies 97 en 98 are the beautiful slow movements: Haydn again shows us that he is the master of our feelings. The menuets are catchingly dansant, the trios are refreshing. The first movements of these symphonies start with - as often is the case with Haydn- with a short, slow introduction and directly after that they burst into a fast tempo full of joyfulness and inventiveness. He makes simple themes develop into masterworks in an unsurpassed way. The closing movements, fast in character and starting off with only the strings, are astonishing because of their vitality and structure. Haydn is at his best in the 12 London Symphonies." Ton Koopman in the linernotes

Symphonies 97 en 98 are the last of the first set of Haydn's London Symphonies, but still this cd is called vol.1, because the ABO is planning to record all the twelve symphonies, on authentic instrumentation.

Discount on the special concert of Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam

01-03-2013

image Discount on the special concert of Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Concertgebouw in Amsterdam On March 7 the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir together with Ton Koopman will present a unique Telemann-program called Catastrofe (Catastrophe). The program includes less-known pieces of the famous Telemann: de Donnerode and 2 Cantatas, both world-premieres. 18th century benefit concert The first part,The Donnerode, is composed for the very first benefit concert in history in 1756. A year earlier Europe ...

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