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Haydn: The London Symphonies Vol 2 / Davis, Concertgebouw

Album Summary

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 93 in D major, H 1 no 93
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 90 in C major, H 1 no 90
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 100 in G major ("Military") H. 1/100
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 94 in G major, H 1 no 94 "Surprise"
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 97 in C major, H. 1/97
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 101 in D major, H 1 no 101 "Clock"
Conductor Ensemble Composer


Reviews

Very good but not the best
Colin Davis' set of the London Symphonies is a mixed blessing. On the one hand, Davis triumphs at setting out all the genius Haydn put into a work, but Davis gets lost among the trees and looses sight of the forest, and, in the final analysis, it is the big picture, not the bits and pieces, that spells success in a performance.

Davis' biggest problem is that when it comes to Haydn, Davis is no Mogens Woldike. Neither is anybody else, and if you want to hear Haydn at its best, Woldike is the only option.

You will not be disappointed if you waste your money on this, but there are better: Jochum, A Fischer, Dorati, Bernstein, Kuijken, Solti, and at the right price, even von Karajan.

We are blessed with a wealth of great recordings on the London Symphonies. Buy the least expensive of the above, including Davis (and Tate) and you will be happy, but at any price, Woldike rules.

Note: I own all mentioned CDs.
Submitted on 12/30/14 by wastch 
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Works Details

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 93 in D major, H 1 no 93
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1791.
  • Running Time: 21 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1791

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 90 in C major, H 1 no 90
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1793.
  • Running Time: 27 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1793

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 100 in G major ("Military") H. 1/100
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Running Time: 24 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1793-1794

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 94 in G major, H 1 no 94 "Surprise"
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Running Time: 23 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1791

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 97 in C major, H. 1/97
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1792.
  • Running Time: 25 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1792

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 101 in D major, H 1 no 101 "Clock"
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Running Time: 26 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1793-1794