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ClassicsOnline Home » HAYDN, J.: Symphonies, Vol. 13 (Fey) - Nos. 93, 96, 97
Early London symphonies
A magnificent beginning with the Symphony No. 93, a personal favourite, sets the pace for two near neighbours. The drum rolls in Fey's recording come across more convincingly than in John-Elliott Gardiner's recordings of similar material. A big sound is the result, with no editing glitches. Here, Haydn's use of rhythm shows his influence on Beethoven's work.
A good length as current recordings tend to the 80-minute limit. There are appropriate lengthy pauses in between the 3 symphonies to give the listener a chance to take stock.
Haydn was the finest symphonist of his day and this recording stands up well to Adam Fisher's newly released Mozart symphonies. I actually prefer to listen to this one.
- Roger Stratfordmore....
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