Joseph Haydn Complete Overtures

Rainer Kussmaul, Robert Hill, Amsterdam Bach Soloists - Joseph Haydn: Complete Violin Concertos (1993)

Rainer Kussmaul, Robert Hill, Amsterdam Bach Soloists - Joseph Haydn: Complete Violin Concertos (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log, scans) | Covers Included + pdf Booklet | 01:10:41 | 364 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Olympia | Catalog: OCD 428

The first thing one notices about this disc is the attractive sound, rounded yet detailed; the second is that the playing of the orchestra is stylish; last but not least, the soloist's first entry tells us that he, too, is a fine player. Rainer Kussmaul's name was unknown to me, but a note on the jewel-case says that he is about to become leader of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. He produces a lovely sound on what sounds like an excellent instrument, and phrases gracefully: altogether this is most enjoyable Haydn playing.
Joseph Haydn - Complete Piano Sonatas (v. Oort, Dütschler, Hoogland, Kojima, Fukuda - Fortepiano)

Joseph Haydn - Complete Piano Sonatas (v. Oort, Dütschler, Hoogland, Kojima, Fukuda - Fortepiano)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 10 Cd, Covers+Booklet | 2.78 Gb
Label: Brilliant - Date: 2000

Joseph Haydn - Complete Piano Trios - Beaux Arts Trio  

Posted by Bibixy at Oct. 28, 2010
Joseph Haydn - Complete Piano Trios - Beaux Arts Trio

Joseph Haydn - Complete Piano Trios - Beaux Arts Trio
Philips | 1997 | 9 CD | MP3 192 Kbps | 10 ZIP (916Mb)
Lame encoded | Covers & Booklets | Tracks | Fserve, Fsonic, HF

Haydn's piano trios deserve far more attention than they receive. As music lovers know, they are every bit as rewarding as his symphonies and string quartets, and also very numerous. They are not, however, true trios as we understand the term now. Essentially, Haydn took the sonata for violin and piano and added a cello part to strengthen the weak bass of contemporary pianos. This doesn't inhibit the quality of the music in any way, but it has prevented modern piano trios from taking them up since the cellist usually wants something more exciting to do. All praise, then, to the Beaux Arts Trio for understanding that musical quality is more important than instrumental display. –David Hurwitz

Franz Joseph Haydn - Complete String Quartets (2000)  

Posted by Kushami at Aug. 3, 2010
Franz Joseph Haydn - Complete String Quartets (2000)

Franz Joseph Haydn - Complete String Quartets (2000)
EAC RIP | WAVPACK + CUE + LOG | HQ Scans
Festetics Quartets (on period instruments)

Not many string quartets play on period instruments, perhaps because the public for this music is not familiar with their sound, but also because much of the string quartet repertoire goes beyond the period that these instruments usually cover. The Festetics is one of the few top-rank quartets that does use such instruments, and has focused on the late 18th and early 19th century repertoire - Haydn, Schubert and Mozart - though they have also recorded works by other composers, such as Liszt.
There is a noticeable difference in the sound of this ensemble when comparing it with other quartets. The instruments are more trenchant, the sound is more limpid, and the texture less homogeneous. It is far easier for such an ensemble to create a sound of four instruments interacting, as opposed to a unitary sound that is a mixture of those instruments.

Joseph Haydn - Complete Piano Trios - Beaux Arts Trio (Reupload)  Music

Posted by Edmond Mach at April 7, 2007
Joseph Haydn - Complete Piano Trios - Beaux Arts Trio (Reupload)

Joseph Haydn - Complete Piano Trios - Beaux Arts Trio
APE (EAC) & CUE | Covers and track listing | ADD | 9 CDs | TT 10h34 | 2,72 GB | RS
Recorded in Switzerland and the Netherlands, 1971-1978

Haydn - Complete Piano Trios Vol 1-8, Trio 1790  Music

Posted by alekhno at April 3, 2010
Haydn - Complete Piano Trios Vol 1-8, Trio 1790

Franz Joseph Haydn - Complete Piano Trios, Vol 1 - 8
Classical | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOGS | 9 CD | Complete scans | 3 Gb | rs.com | 1999 - 2009
Trio 1790

Haydn - Complete Works for Lute & Strings  Music

Posted by alekhno at Nov. 24, 2009
Haydn - Complete Works for Lute & Strings

Franz Joseph Haydn - Complete Works for Lute and Strings
Classical | X Lossless Decoder | FLAC, CUE, LOG | 1 CD | Covers | 350 Mb | rs.com | 1994
Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble
Jakob Lindberg, lute
Nils-Erik Sparf, violin
Lars Brolin, viola
Olof Larsson, cello

Haydn - Complete Baryton Trios  Music

Posted by alekhno at Oct. 18, 2009
Haydn - Complete Baryton Trios

Franz Joseph Haydn - Complete Baryton Trios, Baryton Octets, 12 Cassations, 4 Duets, Quintet
Classical | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | 21 CD | Covers, Booklet | 8,65 Gb | rs.com | 2009
Esterházy Ensemble, Piccolo Concerto-Wien

Steven Isserlis,  Roger Norrington - Joseph Haydn: Cello Concertos in C & D; Sinfonia Concertante (1998)

Joseph Haydn - Cello Concertos in C & D; Sinfonia Concertante (1998)
Steven Isserlis, cello; The Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Sir Roger Norrington, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 358 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 196 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | # 09026 68578 2 | Time: 01:15:22

What a versatile artist Steven Isserlis is. Having made his name as a sympathetic interpreter of a wide variety of romantic and modern music, here he shows he can be just as persuasive in eighteenth-century repertoire. His stylistic awareness is evident in beautiful, elegant phrasing, selective use of vibrato and varied articulation, giving an expressive range that never conflicts with the music’s natural language. In the cello concertos he is helped by an extremely sensitive accompaniment, stressing the chamber musical aspects of Haydn’s pre-London orchestral writing. The soft, intimate sonority at 3'06'' in the first movement of the D major is a typical example. The Adagios are taken at a flowing speed, but Isserlis’s relaxed approach means they never sound hurried. The Allegro molto finale of the C major Concerto, on the other hand, sounds poised rather than the helter-skelter we often hear. In his understanding of the music, Isserlis is a long way ahead of Han-na Chang, whose version places the emphasis on fine, traditional-style cello playing. Mork’s vivacious, imaginative performances characterize the music very strongly, but my preference would be for Isserlis’s and Norrington’s lighter touch and greater refinement.
Minetti Quartett - Joseph Haydn: String Quartets Opp. 64/4; 74/3; 76/5 (2009)

Minetti Quartett - Joseph Haydn: String Quartets Opp. 64/4; 74/3; 76/5 (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 250 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hänssler Classic | # CD98.589 | Time: 00:56:26

This warmly recorded, naturally balanced disc is delightful. The Minetti Quartet offers three late Haydn masterpieces, played with plenty of high spirits and, in the slow movements, a fresh songfulness (both Opp. 64's and 76's are marked "cantabile") that's most affecting. There's practically nothing to criticize here. Highlights include the really zippy final prestos of Opp. 64 and 76, and the intense Largo assai of the "Rider" quartet. In the finale of the latter, the group's articulation is a touch clipped in the main theme, and as a result the music doesn't quite speak as it should, but better too much energy than too little. The minuet (really a scherzo) of Op. 76 also is terrific, smooth as silk until Haydn's disruptive syncopation sets in. If you're looking for a very attractive single-disc collection of late Haydn quartets, I can recommend this without hesitation. Playing time is a bit short–under an hour–so there was still room for another full quartet, but if this doesn't concern you terribly, then go for it.