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Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 92 & 93; Symphonies Nos. 97 - 99 / Sir Colin Davis, London SO

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  1. Haydn — Symphony No. 92 in G Major, Hob. I:92 "Oxford Symphony": I. Adagio - Allegro spiritoso $1.29 on iTunes
  2. Haydn — Symphony No. 92 in G Major, Hob. I:92 "Oxford Symphony": II. Adagio cantabile $1.29 on iTunes
  3. Haydn — Symphony No. 92 in G Major, Hob. I:92 "Oxford Symphony": III. Menuetto, Allegretto $1.29 on iTunes
  4. Haydn — Symphony No. 92 in G Major, Hob. I:92 "Oxford Symphony": IV. Presto $1.29 on iTunes
  5. Haydn — Symphony No. 93 in D Major, Hob. I:93: I. Adagio - Allegro assai $1.29 on iTunes
  6. Haydn — Symphony No. 93 in D Major, Hob I:93: II. Largo cantabile $1.29 on iTunes
  7. Haydn — Symphony No. 93 in D Major, Hob. I:93: III. Menuetto, Allegro $1.29 on iTunes
  8. Haydn — Symphony No. 93 in D Major, Hob. I:93: IV. Finale, Presto ma non troppo $1.29 on iTunes
  9. Haydn — Symphony No. 97 in C Major, Hob. I:97: I. Adagio - Allegro assai $1.29 on iTunes
  10. Haydn — Symphony No. 97 in C Major, Hob. I:97: II. Adagio ma non troppo $1.29 on iTunes
  11. Haydn — Symphony No. 97 in C Major, Hob. I:97: III. Menuetto e trio, Allegretto $1.29 on iTunes
  12. Haydn — Symphony No. 97 in C Major, Hob. I:97: IV. Finale, Presto assai $1.29 on iTunes
  13. Haydn — Symphony No. 98 in B-Flat Major, Hob. I:98: I. Adagio - Allegro $1.29 on iTunes
  14. Haydn — Symphony No. 98 in B-Flat Major, Hob. I:98: II. Adagio $1.29 on iTunes
  15. Haydn — Symphony No. 98 in B-Flat Major, Hob. I:98: III. Menuetto, Presto $1.29 on iTunes
  16. Haydn — Symphony No. 98 in B-Flat Major, Hob. I:98: IV. Finale, Presto $1.29 on iTunes
  17. Haydn — Symphony No. 99 in E-Flat Major, Hob. I:99: I. Adagio - Vivace assai $1.29 on iTunes
  18. Haydn — Symphony No. 99 in E-Flat Major, Hob. I:99: II. Adagio $1.29 on iTunes
  19. Haydn — Symphony No. 99 in E-Flat Major, Hob. I:99: III. Menuetto e trio, Allegretto $1.29 on iTunes
  20. Haydn — Symphony No. 99 in E-Flat Major, Hob. I:99: IV. Finale, Vivace $1.29 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 92 in G major, H 1 no 92 "Oxford"
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 93 in D major, H 1 no 93
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 97 in C major, H. 1/97
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 98 in B flat major, H 1 no 98
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 90 in C major, H 1 no 90
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Entering a new chapter after the death of Prince Nikolaus Esterházy, Haydn's forward-looking late symphonies exude all the hallmarks of the composer's protean maturity. Received in concert to enormous success, their expressive strength and inventive mastery of form gave Haydn's international reputation a substantial boost. Sir Colin Davis's affinity for Haydn's music was legendary. During his Indian summer with the London Symphony Orchestra, he recorded both Die Schöpfung and Die Jahreszeiten. These symphonies were recorded during this same period, and offer yet another example of Davis's consummate artistry.

Sunday Times, 6th July 2014
If anyone complains that the forces used are too large, they should remember that Haydn, like Mozart and Beethoven, liked big orchestras. In any case, the string textures Davis secures are irreproachably crisp and clear, and the rhythms vital. Not to be missed.

Financial Times, 2nd August 2014
Davis's tempi may be gentler than in his prime, and the LSO cannot match the lightness of period-instrument orchestras, but there is geniality and gracefulness aplenty.

classicalsource.com, July 2014
An unexpected and wonderful bonus to Colin Davis's discography... Such affection is immediately established with the beginning of the irrepressible 'Oxford' Symphony...This is a release to treasure for great music and magnificent readings... with a conductor who tapped so perceptively and benevolently into this imaginative and indestructible music.

BBC Music Magazine, October 2014
The performance is notably warmer and more personal [than his earlier accounts], it glows with affection for this life-enhancing music...[the Adagio of No. 99] unfolds with a sublime serenity that is quite special...Those who love Haydn should hear this set.

Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2014
Sir Colin's affinity with and love for this music is palpable as he (very audibly) hums and sings along, and the hard-bitten LSO have clearly caught the bug too, playing with style and sensitivity for their erstwhile chief.

James Longstaffe, Presto Classical, 30th June 2014
If I had to choose one word to sum up these performances, it would be poise. Everything is elegant and refined...these performances simply radiate joy: you can almost see Davis's benevolent smile as he conducts Haydn's delightful slow movements, and the Allegro movements burst forth with delight. Even if you already have several recordings of these symphonies, I really can't recommend these new performances highly enough.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Barbican, London (05/06/2010); Barbican, London (05/09/2010); Barbican, London (05/26/2011); Barbican, London (06/02/2011); Barbican, London (10/02/2011); Barbican, London (10/04/2011); Barbican, London (12/04/2011); Barbican, London (12/06/2011); Barbican, London (12/11/2011); Barbican, London (12/13/2011).



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>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 92 in G major, H 1 no 92 "Oxford"
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Barbican, London (10/02/2011); Barbican, London (10/04/2011)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1789
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 93 in D major, H 1 no 93
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1791.
  • Running Time: 22 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1791
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 97 in C major, H. 1/97
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Barbican, London (05/06/2010); Barbican, London (05/09/2010)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1792
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 98 in B flat major, H 1 no 98
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1792.
  • Running Time: 26 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1792
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 90 in C major, H 1 no 90
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Barbican, London (05/26/2011); Barbican, London (06/02/2011)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1793
  • Studio/Live: Live