Haydn: Symphony No.1; Symphony No. 2; Symphony No. 3; Symphony No. 4; Symphony No. 5; Symphony No. 6; Symphony No. 7′ Symphony No. 8; Symphony No. 9′ Symphony No. 10′ Symphony No. 11; Symphony No. 12

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COMPOSERS: Haydn
LABELS: Chandos Enchant
WORKS: Symphony No.1; Symphony No. 2; Symphony No. 3; Symphony No. 4; Symphony No. 5; Symphony No. 6; Symphony No. 7′ Symphony No. 8; Symphony No. 9′ Symphony No. 10′ Symphony No. 11; Symphony No. 12
PERFORMER: Cantilena/Adrian Shepherd
CATALOGUE NO: CHAN 7062(3) 1989/90
Haydn’s earliest symphonies were written in 1759, following his appointment as Count Morzin’s Kapellmeister. Further apprentice works followed when he joined the Esterházy court in 1761. Directed by Adrian Shepherd, Cantilena gives accomplished and spirited accounts of the 12 early symphonies. It would be hard to match these performances at any price: they are filled with incident and there are fresh surprises at every turn. With excellent sound and captivating playing, this gorgeous Chandos set should not be missed. Michael Jameson Haydn’s earliest symphonies were written in 1759, following his appointment as Count Morzin’s Kapellmeister. Further apprentice works followed when he joined the Esterházy court in 1761. Directed by Adrian Shepherd, Cantilena gives accomplished and spirited accounts of the 12 early symphonies. It would be hard to match these performances at any price: they are filled with incident and there are fresh surprises at every turn. With excellent sound and captivating playing, this gorgeous Chandos set should not be missed. Michael Jameson Haydn’s earliest symphonies were written in 1759, following his appointment as Count Morzin’s Kapellmeister. Further apprentice works followed when he joined the Esterházy court in 1761. Directed by Adrian Shepherd, Cantilena gives accomplished and spirited accounts of the 12 early symphonies. It would be hard to match these performances at any price: they are filled with incident and there are fresh surprises at every turn. With excellent sound and captivating playing, this gorgeous Chandos set should not be missed. Michael Jameson

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