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19.10.17

Forbes Classical CD Of The Week: Lose Your Heart In Heidelberg's Spark-Plug Haydn!


…Joyous, rambunctious, and infectious; pert and alert here, swaggering and swinging there: Thomas Fey and his trusty Heidelberg band deliver Haydn like none other. The unknown L’incontro improvviso overture on volume 21 of this deliberately paced* Haydn symphony cycle alone would prove so much. “London Symphonies” Nos. 99 (“The Cat”) and 100 (“Military”) – follow in the same vain, as do 98 and 103 (“Drum Roll”) on volume 22. Fey’s drum-rolls in #103 are a thunderous “Intrada”; Haydn’s fortepiano in-joke in the Finale of 98 is played with dry humor. No period instrument group exceeds the Heidelbergers in spark or pluck. It makes you ask for more of such Haydn.…

-> Classical CD Of The Week: Lose Your Heart In Heidelberg's Spark-Plug Haydn!



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Joseph Haydn, Complete Symphonies vols. 21 & 22,
Heidelberger Sinfoniker, Thomas Fey (conductor),
Hänssler Classic









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