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HAYDN: Symphonies, Vol. 24 (Nos. 43, 46, 47)

HAYDN: Symphonies, Vol. 24 (Nos. 43, 46, 47)

Composer(s):Haydn, Franz Joseph
Artist(s) Muller-Bruhl, Helmut, Conductor • Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Period(s) Classical (1750-1830)
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.554767
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99



Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

The nickname ‘Mercury’ for No. 43 probably relates to a stage work, with a fine A flat slow movement opening on muted strings. No. 47 brings striking military horn-calls at the start, beautifully caught in this recording; but the most memorable of the three is No. 46, with its lilting B minor slow movement. Its extraordinary finale is then punctuated by sudden silences, with sharp modulations and an unexpected quotation from the preceding Minuet. Mühler-Brühl’s choice of speeds cannot be faulted, with allegros crisp and alert and slow movements kept flowing.


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