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Free Download: Il Giardino Armonico plays Haydn’s Symphony No. 45

The ninth volume of Il Giardino Armonico's project to record all Haydn's symphonies features this stellar interpretation of the composer's Symphony No. 45

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This week’s free download is the first movement, Allegro assai, of Haydn’s Symphony No. 45 ‘Farewell’, performed by Il Giardino Armonico under the baton of Giovanni Antonini. The track appears on the ninth volume of the ensemble’s 20-year project ‘Haydn2023’, in which they are recording the complete Haydn symphonies for Alpha Classics. It was awarded a five-star review in the March 2021 issue of BBC Music Magazine


‘Antonini’s standing among the most vital of current Haydn conductors is as evident here,’ writes critic Bayan Northcott. ‘He draws a remarkable range of expressive nuances and powerful shocks from the modest period forces of Il Giardino Armonico.’

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