Haydn: Symphony No. 101 in D (Clock); Symphony No. 103 in E flat (Drum Roll)

COMPOSERS: Haydn
LABELS: Tring
WORKS: Symphony No. 101 in D (Clock); Symphony No. 103 in E flat (Drum Roll)
PERFORMER: RPO/Jane Glover
CATALOGUE NO: TRP 053 DDD
This is one of the best Haydn symphony recordings I have ever heard. The performances are outstanding, with a keen sense of fidelity to the published score, and a superb recording which is not only brilliant in the forte passages but exceptionally beautiful in the hushed piano sections, which seem to be a Glover speciality. Sample the beginning of No. 101 and you will at once hear what I mean. At a very reasonable price, the CD is a bargain – it might even make gramophone history. HC Robbins Landon

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