Haydn Symphonies

May 21, 2013, 7:00 pm

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Dear old Papa Haydn, as he was known in 18th century Vienna, was a fatherly figure to the finest musicians of his day. He is also a father of the symphonic form. This week we’ll sample some of his 104 symphonies, following their development from modest orchestral pieces to expressions of wit, humor, and drama.

Playlist

Episode 1

Haydn: Symphony No. 101 (excerpt)
New York Phil/Bernstein
Sony 47557
1:46

Haydn: Symphony No. 100,Military(excerpt)
London Phil/Solti
Lon 4111897
4:17

Haydn: Symphony No. 1
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra/Wolff
Teld 9031-77309
11:49

Haydn: Symphony No. 6, I
Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra/Fischer
Nimb 5240
5:34

Haydn: Symphony No. 7, II; Symphony No. 8, IV
The English Concert/Pinnock
Archiv 423098
9:15, 1:16

Haydn: Symphony No. 22,The Philosopher
Lausanne Chamber/Lopez-Cobos
Den 75660
15:19

Episode 2

Haydn: Symphony No. 31,Hornsignal, I & II
Concentus Musicus Wien/Harnoncourt
Teld 4509 90843
16:38

Haydn: Symphony No. 44,Trauersinfonie, I & II; Symphony No. 45, I, III & IV
Amsterdam Baroque/Koopman
Erato 88173
14:40, 16:39

Episode 3

Haydn: Symphony No. 49,La Passione
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Brown
Hänssler 98490
18:55

Haydn: Symphony No. 60,Il Distratto
Orpheus Chamber Ensemble
DG 437783
24:51

Haydn: Symphony No. 73,La Chasse, IV
Lausanne Chamber/Lopez-Cobos
Den 18079
4:24

Episode 4

Haydn: Symphony No. 83,La Poule, I
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Kuijken
Virg 90793
1:53

Haydn: Symphony No. 88, II; Symphony No. 92,Oxford, IV
Vienna Phil/Bernstein
DG 413777
7:17, 5:39

Haydn: Symphony No. 98, IV
English Chamber/Tate
EMI 64285
8:36

Haydn: Symphony No. 100, Military, I, II & IV
London Philharmonic/Solti
Lon 4111897

20:39

Episode 5

Haydn: Symphony No. 101,The Clock, I & II
Orchestra Of St. Luke’s/Mackerras
Tel 80311
15:53

Haydn: Symphony No. 103,Drumroll, I
London Classical Players/Norrington
EMI 55002
9:09

Haydn: Symphony No. 104,London, I, III & IV
Pittsburgh Symphony/Previn
EMI 65178
21:24