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Haydn: Symphony No. 7 'Le Midi'; Symphony No. 83 'La Poule'; Violin Concerto in C major / Aisslinn Nosky, violin; Harry Christophers, Handel and Haydn Society

Album Summary

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 7 in C major ("Le midi"), H. 1/7
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Concerto for Violin no 1 in C major, H 7a no 1
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 83 in G minor, H 1 no 83 "The Hen"
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Notes & Reviews:

In a programme packed full of great drama and theatricality, Harry Christophers and the Handel and Haydn Society present a new live recording devoted to the master of the symphony. This disc showcases Haydn's Symphony No. 7 "Le midi" which is amongst the most striking of his early symphonies and one of the very first the composer wrote as Kapellmeister to Prince Paul Anton Esterhzy. It is set alongside the much later Paris Symphony No. 83 "La poule", named as such because of its famous clucking dotted note motif. Completing the programme is the Violin Concerto in C major performed by HH's fiery and expressive Concertmaster, Aisslinn Nosky.Handel and Haydn Society is America's oldest continuously operating arts organisation. Its Bicentennial celebration began with the 2014-2015 Season and continues into the 2015-2016 Season. Harry Christophers has been Artistic Director since 2008.

In a program packed with drama and theatricality, Harry Christophers and the Handel and Haydn Society present a new live recording devoted to the master of the symphony. This disc showcases Haydn's Symphony No. 7 "Le midi," which is among the most striking of his early symphonies, and one of the very first the composer wrote as Kapellmeister to Prince Paul Anton Esterhzy. It is set alongside the much later Paris Symphony No. 83 "La poule," named as such because of its famous clucking dotted note motif. Completing the program is the Violin Concerto in C major performed by H+H's fiery and expressive Concertmaster, Aisslinn Nosky.

Sunday Times, 24/01/2016
This series, recorded live, is showing us that Haydn's early symphonies are as daring and fresh in their own way as the latest. No 7 (1761) is a fine instance, with concertante roles for three string soloists. It and the pleasing C major violin concerto highlight Nosky's elegant playing. Haydn's art had evolved much by the time of "La Poule" (No 83), deftly dashing in this reading.

BBC Music Magazine, May 2016
[The Paris Symphony No. 83 is] a marvellously intense piece, and it gets a no-holds barred performance from Harry Christophers and the Handel and Haydn Society orchestra. They bring a fine sense of hushed expressiveness to the slow movement, too... its minor-tinged ending is lingeringly evocative.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Symphony Hall, Boston, USA (01/23/2015/01/25/2015).



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>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 7 in C major ("Le midi"), H. 1/7
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: Handel and Haydn Society
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Boston, USA (01/23/2015/01/25/2015)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1761

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Concerto for Violin no 1 in C major, H 7a no 1
  • Performer: Aisslinn Nosky (Violin)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: Handel and Haydn Society
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Boston, USA (01/23/2015/01/25/2015)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1769

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 83 in G minor, H 1 no 83 "The Hen"
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: Handel and Haydn Society
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Boston, USA (01/23/2015/01/25/2015)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1785