Haydn: Introducing Symphony No. 94 (Surprise)

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COMPOSERS: Haydn
LABELS: EuroArts
WORKS: Symphony No. 94 (Surprise)
PERFORMER: Robert Levin (commentary); Berlin PO/Mariss Jansons
CATALOGUE NO: EuroArts 2056058

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Robert Levin at times tries a little too hard to find analogies for Haydn’s wrong-footing of the audience in the introduction. Nonetheless, he captures the work’s spirit, as does the sparkling performance. Christopher Dingle