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Haydn Symphonies Nos 92,93,97-99

The Classical Shop
release date: August 2014

Recorded in 24 Bit / 96Khz
album available as a Studio Master
Originally recorded in 2011


London Symphony Orchestra

Sir Colin Davis


Barbican, London


James Mallinson


Neil Hutchinson & Jonathan Stokes

Record Label


Orchestral & Concertos

Total Time - 132:54
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Symphony No.92 in G major *

1 I Adagio - Allegro spiritoso 8:00
2 II Adagio cantabile 7:28
3 III Menuetto: Allegretto 5:50
4 IV Presto 6:06

Symphony No.93 in D major **

5 I Adagio - Allegro assai 8:01
6 II Largo cantabile 5:34
7 III Menuetto: Allegro 3:57
8 IV Finale: Presto ma non troppo 5:34

Symphony No.97 in C major ***

9 I Adagio - Allegro assai 8:46
10 II Adagio ma non troppo 7:47
11 III Menuetto e Trio: Allegretto 4:10
12 IV Finale: Presto assai 5:36

Symphony No.98 in B flat major ^

13 I Adagio - Allegro 8:53
14 II Adagio 6:30
15 III Menuetto: Presto 5:14
16 IV Finale: Presto 6:41

Symphony No.99 in E flat major ^^

17 I Adagio - Vivace assai 8:53
18 II Adagio 9:26
19 III Menuetto e Trio: Allegretto 5:34
20 IV Finale: Vivace 4:54
  TT 132:54      
 Sir Colin Davis
  Records Live: * 2 & 4 October 2011, ** 11 & 13 December 2011, *** 6 & 9 May 2010, ^ 4 & 6 December 2011 and ^^ 26 May & 2 June 2011  

Haydn: Symphonies Nos 92, 93, 97, 98, and 99 – London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis

The late Sir Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra present a collection of Haydn’s expressive and resplendent ‘London’ Symphonies alongside the spirited and melodic ‘Oxford’ Symphony.

Sir Colin Davis was long recognised as a pre-eminent Haydn interpreter. During his Indian summer with the orchestra he recorded both Die Schöpfung (The Creation) and Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons) for LSO Live. These symphonies, presented here, were recorded in 2011 during this same period and make for revelatory listening.

                          **** - Excellent

Stefano Pagliantini - Musica magazine (Italy) - December 2014-January 2015

 "... wall-to-wall satisfactio, making one marvel anew at haydn’s unquenchable inventiveness in symphony after symphony. Sire Colin’s affinity with and love for this music is palpable ... and the hard-bitten LSO have clearly caught the bug too, playing with style and sensitivity for their erstwhile chief."

David Threasher - Gramophone magazine - Awards Issue 2014

 "... These are, in short, very attractive, musicianly performances, excellently recorded, by an old hand still very much at the helm of a fine orchestra."

John Warrack - International Record Review - October 2014

         Performance ****         Recording ****

"... Those who love Haydn should hear this set." 

Bayan Northcott - BBC Music magazine - October 2014

"...Davis conducted Haydn throughout his career, but his performances with the London Symphony Orchestra in 2011, two years before his death aged 85, had a special warmth and wisdom. That much is evident on these live recordings of five symphonies." 

Financial Times



Pizzicato magazine - 11 August 2014

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