Haydn’s Symphonies Nos. 98 and 103 come from his set of 12 so-called "London" symphonies, written at the height of his mastery and celebrity. With these pieces, Haydn accomplishes the rare feat of writing works that are both intellectually demanding and perfectly delightful at the same time. This is music that the audience can understand; And our conductor has understood as well - namely, that this music requires passionate music-making, something that can be experienced in the previous 21 volumes of Haydn’s symphonies recorded by the Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra.
The recordings of Thomas Fey and his musicians are highly praised around the world for their personal expression, and precision of execution as well as their innate ability to detect the internal characterization of each movement. Here is their newest chapter in their recordings of the complete Haydn Symphonies, one destined to become a cult classic.