Album DescriptionIn the third disc in their acclaimed series, Harry Christophers and the Handel and Haydn Society present a new live recording devoted to the master of the symphony – Joseph Haydn. This disc showcases Haydn’s Symphony No. 8 Le soir, which completes the trilogy written for Prince Paul Anton Esterházy. Also included is the later Symphony No. 84 which shows just how much Haydn’s symphonies had transformed from those early years. Not only is it an incredible fusion of grace, brilliance and warmth but it also contains one of the most striking wind band solos in all of his Paris symphonies. Completing the programme is the Violin Concerto in A major performed by H+H’s fiery and expressive Concertmaster, Aisslinn Nosky.
Handel and Haydn Society is America's oldest continuously operating arts organisation. Harry Christophers has been Artistic Director since 2008.
ArtistsHandel and Haydn Society
Reviews'This is the sound of a conductor and an orchestra really clicking with their namesake composer. In Symphony No. 84, too, their love of the music is palpable...' Gramophone
Track listing:Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
Symphony No. 8 in G major, Hob.I/8 Le soir
1. Allegro molto
3. Menuetto & Trio
4. La tempesta: Presto
Violin Concerto in A major, Hob.VIIa/3
7. Finale: Allegro
Symphony No. 84 in E flat major, Hob.I/84
8. Largo – Allegro
10. Menuet & Trio: Allegretto
11. Finale: Vivace
Total running time 76.31