Tafelmusik Plays Haydn Symphony (7CD)

The Toronto-based period-instrument ensemble Tafelmusik “has built in its special field a reputation as solid as those of the New York or Berlin philharmonics,” declared The Washington Post, while the New York Times praised its “impeccable discipline and luminous [and] expressive sensibility”. This 7-CD reissue of their Haydn recordings collects a wide range of symphonies, from his Sturm und Drang period (Nos. 41–65), the grand “Paris” Symphonies, (Nos. 82–87) and the three no less miraculous works that followed them (Nos. 88–90). “Tafelmusik under Bruno Weil offers an account of these trail-blazing masterworks that’s as near definitive as you can get ***** (BBC Music Magazine); “They were born to play Haydn” (Classic CD); “The Sony Tafelmusik recordings set new standards in this repertoire” (Penguin Guide).

TRACKLIST

CD1

Symphony No. 41 in C Major, Hob. I:41

1                    I. Allegro con spirito

2                    II. Un poco andante

3                    III. Menuet

4                    IV. Finale. Presto

Symphony No. 42 in D Major, Hob. I:42

5                    I. Moderato e maestoso

6                    II. Andantino e cantabile

7                    III. Menuet. Allegretto - Trio

8                    IV. Finale. Scherzando e presto

Symphony No. 43 in E-Flat Major, Hob. I:43 "Mercury"

9                    I. Allegro

10                   II. Adagio

11                   III. Menuet - Trio

12                   IV. Allegro

 

CD 2

Symphony No. 44 in E Minor, Hob. I:44 "Mourning"

1                    I. Allegro con brio

2                    II. Menuet and Trio

3                    III. Adagio

4                    IV. Finale. Presto

Symphony No. 51 in B-Flat Major, Hob. I:51

5                    I. Vivace

6                    II. Adagio

7                    III. Menuetto

8                    IV. Finale. Allegro

Symphony No. 52 in C Minor, Hob. I:52

9                    I. Allegro assai con brio

10                   II. Andante

11                   III. Menuetto. Allegretto

12                   IV. Finale. Presto

 

CD 3

Symphony No. 45 in F-Sharp Minor, Hob. I:45 "Farewell"

1                    I. Allegro assai

2                    II. Adagio

3                    III. Menuetto. Allegretto - Trio

4                    IV. Finale. Presto

Symphony No. 46 in B Major, Hob. I:46

5                    I. Vivace

6                    II. Poco adagio

7                    III. Menuet

8                    IV. Finale. Presto e scherzando

Symphony No. 47 in G Major, Hob. I:47

9                    I. Allegro

10                   II. Un poco adagio, cantabile

11                   III. Menuet - Trio

12                   IV. Finale. Presto assai

 

CD4

Symphony No. 50 in C Major, Hob. I:50

1                    I. Adagio e maestoso - Allegro di molto

2                    II. Andante moderato

3                    III. Menuet - Trio

4                    IV. Finale. Presto

Symphony No. 64 in A Major, Hob. I:64 "Tempora mutantur"

5                    I. Allegro con spirito

6                    II. Largo

7                    III. Menuet. Allegretto

8                    IV. Finale. Presto

Symphony No. 65 in A Major, Hob. I:65

9                    I. Vivace e con spirito

10                   II. Andante

11                   III. Menuetto

12                   IV. Finale. Presto

 

CD5

Symphony No. 82 in C Major, Hob. I:82 "L'ours"

1                    I. Vivace assai

2                    II. Allegretto

3                    III. Menuet - Trio

4                    IV. Finale. Vivace

Symphony No. 83 in G Minor, Hob. I:83 "La poule"

5                    I. Allegro spiritoso

6                    II. Andante

7                    III. Menuet. Allegretto - Trio

8                    IV. Finale. Vivace

Symphony No. 84 in E-Flat Major, Hob. I:84

9                    I. Largo - Allegro

10                   II. Andante

11                   III. Menuet. Allegretto - Trio

12                   IV. Finale. Vivace

 

CD6

Symphony No. 85 in B-Flat Major, Hob. I:85 "La reine"

1                    I. Adagio - Vivace

2                    II. Romance. Allegretto

3                    III. Menuetto. Allegretto

4                    IV. Finale. Presto

Symphony No. 86 in D Major, Hob. I:86

5                    I. Adagio - Allegro spiritoso

6                    II. Capriccio. Largo

7                    III. Menuetto. Allegretto

8                    IV. Finale. Allegro con spirito

Symphony No. 87 in A Major, Hob. I:87

9                    I. Vivace

10                   II. Adagio

11                   III. Menuet

12                   IV. Finale. Vivace

 

CD7

Symphony No. 88 in G Major, Hob. I:88

1                    I. Adagio - Allegro

2                    II. Largo

3                    III. Menuetto. Allegretto

4                    IV. Finale. Allegro con spirito

Symphony No. 89 in F Major, Hob. I:89

5                    I. Vivace

6                    II. Andante con moto

7                    III. Menuet. Allegretto

8                    IV. Finale. Vivace assai

Symphony No. 90 in C Major, Hob. I:90

9                    I. Adagio - Allegro assai

10                   II. Andante

11                   III. Menuet

12                   IV. Finale. Allegro assai