HD-Vinyl 24/96 (World Record Club) Joseph Haydn – The Salomon (aka London) Symphonies, Nos. 3 & 4 – No. 95 In C Major – No. 96 In D Major (Beecham)

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Haydn’s earlier “Salomon” (aka London) Symphonies are every bit as fine in every way, thereby making it practically perfect in every way. The playing of the Royal Philharmonic is colorful and immediately responsive to Beecham. Beecham himself is at the peak of his form: stylish, larger-than-life, deeply human, and wonderfully witty. Lawrence Collingswood captures their performances in warm, clear, and vividly colorful sound. And, of course, Haydn’s earlier “Salomon” (aka London) Symphonies are the absolute height of the Viennese High Classical Style: graceful, elegant, tasteful, tuneful, colorful, profoundly musical, and as good and deep and true as the greatest music ever written by anyone anywhere at anytime.

Composer: Joseph Haydn
Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham
Vinyl (1959)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: World Record Club
DR-Analysis:
DR 13
Size: 833 MB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) Joseph Haydn – Symphonies No. 94 & No. 99 (Krips)

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Great performance of the 94th & 99th by VPO and Krips. Excellent sound and playing, especially from the winds in the 99th. The tempi are perfect.
Josef Krips (1902-1973) was a distinguished conductor of his era, but never held any of the major conducting posts, although e was music director of the London Symphony 1950-1954 and from 1963-1970 led the Buffalo Philharmonic. Krips appeared often at the Metropolitan opera. His recordings include the Beethoven symphonies with the LSO for Everest, the Beethoven piano concertos with Arthur Rubinstein for RCA. Krips also recorded many Mozart symphonies, Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 and Dvorák’s Serenade for Strings with the Concertgebouw. This new set offers four Haydn symphonies, Schubert’s Symphony 6 and Mendelssohn’s Italian, made with the Vienna Philharmonic and LSO 1948-1957.

Composer: Joseph Haydn
Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker
Conductor: Josef Krips
Vinyl (1958)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 937 MB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Joseph Haydn – The Nelson Mass – (Marriner)

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The “Missa in Angustiis” (Mass for troubled times) or Nelson Mass (Hob. XXII/11), is one of fourteen masses written by Joseph Haydn. It is one of the six masses written near the end of his life which are, together, now seen as a culmination of Haydn’s liturgical composition. Haydn’s chief biographer, H. C. Robbins Landon, has written that this mass “is arguably Haydn’s greatest single composition”. Written in 1798, it is one of the six late masses by Haydn for the Esterhazy family composed after taking a short hiatus, during which elaborate church music was inhibited by the Josephinian reforms of the 1780s. The late sacred works of Haydn are masterworks, influenced by the experience of his London symphonies. They highlight the soloists and chorus while allowing the orchestra to play a prominent role.

R.I.P. Maestro Marriner :(

Composer: Joseph Haydn
Performer: Carolyn Watkinson, Robert Holl, Margaret Marshall, Keith Lewis
Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden

Conductor: Neville Marriner
Vinyl (1989)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis: 13
Size: 843 MB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) Joseph Haydn – Symphonies 82-92 & Sinfonia Concertante (Dorati)

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Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this fine collection

Haydn was a remarkable composer. He has yet to be discovered by most listeners…I mean, REALLY discovered and relished. For after all, as the Kapellmeister to Prince Nicholas Esterhazy for so much of his lifetime, Haydn had to create entertainment for his Prince and his “occasions”. So Haydn wrote the music, repaired the instruments, saw to it his musicians were happy, and kept Prince Nicholas totally enthralled. For recreation Haydn would go on a royal hunt, a sport he dearly loved and which shows up in his music…

Composer: Joseph Haydn
Orchestra: Philarmonia Hungarica
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Vinyl (1972)
Number of Discs: 6
Format: Flac
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: 13
Size: 5.78 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (CBS) Rudolf Serkin Live At Carnegie Hall

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One of the greatest pianists of all time. His interpretations are deep and sound like the composers’ intentions. Anybody who heard and knew this Master knows that whatever he tackled is today embossed in the Temple of the finest, most honest, keyboard and chamber music ever recorded. No wonder he became Adolf Busch’s son-in-law. His “Republic of Equals” in Marlboro was never really a ‘Republic”–it was his Kingdom (but not Empire). Amazing how his son Peter carried forward this tradition of musical honesty and virtuosity…..

Composer: Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert
Performer: Rudolf Serkin
Vinyl (1978)
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: CBS
DR-Analysis: 13
Size: 1.79 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Musidisc) Bach/Tartini/Haydn – Violin Concerti – Jean-Pierre Wallez

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Jean-Pierrre Wallez (born March 18, 1939) is a French violinist and conductor.
Wallez was born in Lille. He graduated in first place in violin and chamber music at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris. He won the highest prize of the 1960 Paganini Competition in Genoa after winning three lesser prizes in previous years. Wallez was laureate of the International Competition in Geneva, as well as of the Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud Competition in Paris.

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach, Giuseppe Tartini, Joseph Haydn
Performer: Jean-Pierre Wallez
Orchestra: Ensemble Orchestral De Paris
Vinyl (1970)
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: Musidisc
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 1.81 GB
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HD-Vinyls 24/192 (Mercury) Joseph Haydn – Symphony No. 100 In G – Symphony No. 101 In D Major (Dorati)

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Antal Dorati’s legendary traversal of the Haydn symphonies was for many years the only complete set (by one conductor and orchestra) of the symphonies. Today, although there are some other complete sets as well as many great period performances, Dorati’s cycle still reigns supreme. Dorati manages to make these works still sound fresh and vibrate after two hundred years. There is a level of spontaneity, as well as an ever obvious sense of joy that make the Dorati traversal the best. It may seem like hyperbole, but Dorati is as close as you will get to “perfect” when it comes to Haydn.

Composer: Joseph Haydn
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Vinyl (196?)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Mercury
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 1.19 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) Joseph Haydn – Piano Sonatas 37, 40, 52 (Brendel)

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Haydn’s piano sonatas are relatively obscure yet the music is beautiful. Perhaps some of it goes back to its historical context as Haydn composed when the keyboard technology was transitioning from the harpsichord to piano. Alfred Brendel offers fine performances. For listeners who enjoy piano sonatas by Beethoven and Mozart and listen to the solo piano works of Brahms and Chopin, this fine album fits right in. These sonatas are played flawlessly. Each enlightens me about Papa Haydn’s genius, but the pianist must reveal that genius with the composer’s passion and compassion, as well as his own, and Alfred Brendel does so…………so magnificently.

# Composer: Joseph Haydn
# Performer: Alfred Brendel
# Vinyl (1985)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR: 15
# Size: 998 MB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) Joseph Haydn – Piano Sonatas 32, 34, 42 (Brendel)

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Haydn’s piano sonatas are relatively obscure yet the music is beautiful. Perhaps some of it goes back to its historical context as Haydn composed when the keyboard technology was transitioning from the harpsichord to piano. Alfred Brendel offers fine performances. For listeners who enjoy piano sonatas by Beethoven and Mozart and listen to the solo piano works of Brahms and Chopin, this fine album fits right in. These sonatas are played flawlessly. Each enlightens me about Papa Haydn’s genius, but the pianist must reveal that genius with the composer’s passion and compassion, as well as his own, and Alfred Brendel does so…………so magnificently.

# Composer: Joseph Haydn
# Performer: Alfred Brendel
# Vinyl (1984)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR: 14
# Size: 998 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Columbia) Joseph Haydn – Symphonies 82,83,84,85,86,87 (Bernstein)

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In Bernstein’s hands, Haydn was a lusty fellow, filled with rollicking adventure. This is Haydn romanticized, with power and energy. The recording may be slightly reverberant, with a little lack of clarity in tuttis. However, this is certainly exciting Haydn and well worth to grab it.

# Composer: Joseph Haydn
# Orchestra: New York Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
# Vinyl (1962-68)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label:
Columbia
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# Size: 3.07 GB
# Scan: yes
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