Collegium Musicum 90, Richard Hickox - Haydn: London Symphonies, Vol. 2 (2000)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:11 minutes | 962 MB
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One of the most striking features of the twelve symphonies that Haydn composed for London between 1791 and 1795 is the strong sense of rapport between the composer and the intended audience. It was a popularity that he nurtured so that the tastes and enthusiasm of his audience were gradually developed. – for Haydn, popularity went hand in hand with artistic integrity. The three symphonies recorded here were all premiered in different seasons and reveal these qualities to the full.