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Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major, Hob.VIIe:1

English Chamber Orchestra; Johannes Somary;Martin Berinbaum

  1. Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major, Hob.VIIe:1, 1. Allegro
  2. Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major, Hob.VIIe:1, 2. Andante
  3. Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major, Hob.VIIe:1, 3. Allegro

 

Symphony No. 75 in D Major, (Hob. I/75)

Esterhazy Orchestra; David Blum

  1. Symphony No. 75 in D Major, (Hob. I/75): i. Grave – Presto
  2. Symphony No. 75 in D Major, (Hob. I/75): ii. Poco Adagio
  3. Symphony No. 75 in D Major, (Hob. I/75): iii. Menuetto e Trio: Allegretto
  4. Symphony No. 75 in D Major, (Hob. I/75): iv. Finale: Vivace

 

Symphony No. 59 in A Major, “Feuer” (Hob. I/59)

Esterhazy Orchestra; David Blum

  1. Symphony No. 59 in A Major, “Feuer” (Hob. I/59): i. Presto
  2. Symphony No. 59 in A Major, “Feuer” (Hob. I/59): ii. Andante o piu Tosto Allegretto
  3. Symphony No. 59 in A Major, “Feuer” (Hob. I/59): iii. Menuet e Trio
  4. Symphony No. 59 in A Major, “Feuer” (Hob. I/59): iv. Finale: Allegro

 

Missa in angustiis in D minor, “Lord Nelson” (Hob. XXII:11)

Teresa Stich-Randall; Elisabeth Hoengen; Anton Dermota; Frederick Guthrie; Akademie Kammerchor; Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Mario Rossi

  1. Missa in angustiis in D minor “Lord Nelson” (Hob. XXII:11): i. Kyrie
  2. Missa in angustiis in D minor “Lord Nelson” (Hob. XXII:11): ii. Gloria
  3. Missa in angustiis in D minor “Lord Nelson” (Hob. XXII:11): iii. Gloria: Qui tollis peccata mundi
  4. Missa in angustiis in D minor “Lord Nelson” (Hob. XXII:11): iv. Gloria: Quoniam tu solus sanctus
  5. Missa in angustiis in D minor “Lord Nelson” (Hob. XXII:11): v. Credo: Credo in unum deum
  6. Missa in angustiis in D minor “Lord Nelson” (Hob. XXII:11): vi. Credo: Et incarnatus est
  7. Missa in angustiis in D minor “Lord Nelson” (Hob. XXII:11): vii. Credo: Et resurrexit
  8. Missa in angustiis in D minor “Lord Nelson” (Hob. XXII:11): viii. Sanctus
  9. Missa in angustiis in D minor “Lord Nelson” (Hob. XXII:11): ix. Benedictus
  10. Missa in angustiis in D minor “Lord Nelson” (Hob. XXII:11): x. Agnus Dei

 

Keyboard Sonata in E-flat Major (Hob XVI:49)

Sviatislav Richter

  1. Keyboard Sonata in E-flat Major (Hob. XVI:49): i. Allegro
  2. Keyboard Sonata in E-flat Major (Hob. XVI:49): ii. Adagio cantabile
  3. Keyboard Sonata in E-flat Major (Hob. XVI:49): iii. Finale

 

Quartet No. 54 in B-flat Minor, Op. 71, No. 1 (Hob. III:69)

Griller String Quartet

  1. Quartet No. 54 in B-flat Minor, Op. 71, No. 1 (Hob. III:69): i. Allegro
  2. Quartet No. 54 in B-flat Minor, Op. 71, No. 1 (Hob. III:69): ii. Adagio
  3. Quartet No. 54 in B-flat Minor, Op. 71, No. 1 (Hob. III:69): iii. Menuetto
  4. Quartet No. 54 in B-flat Minor, Op. 71, No. 1 (Hob. III:69): iv. Vivace

 

Quartet No. 55 in D Major, Op. 71, No. 2, (Hob. III:70)

Griller String Quartet

  1. Quartet No. 55 in D Major, Op. 71, No. 2, (Hob. III:70): i. Adagio, Allegro
  2. Quartet No. 55 in D Major, Op. 71, No. 2, (Hob. III:70): ii. Andante cantabile
  3. Quartet No. 55 in D Major, Op. 71, No. 2, (Hob. III:70): iii. Menuetto (Allegro)
  4. Quartet No. 55 in D Major, Op. 71, No. 2, (Hob. III:70): iv. Allegretto

 

Quartet No. 56 in E-flat Major, Op. 71, No. 3 (Hob. III:71)

Griller String Quartet

  1. Quartet No. 56 in E-flat Major, Op. 71, No. 3 (Hob. III:71): i. Vivace
  2. Quartet No. 56 in E-flat Major, Op. 71, No. 3 (Hob. III:71): ii. Andante con moto
  3. Quartet No. 56 in E-flat Major, Op. 71, No. 3 (Hob. III:71): iii. Menuetto
  4. Quartet No. 56 in E-flat Major, Op. 71, No. 3 (Hob. III:71): iv. Vivace

 

Symphony No. 44 in E Minor, "Trauersymphonie" (Hob. I/44)

Radio Symphony Orchestra of Zagreb; Antonio Janigro

  1. Symphony No. 44 in E Minor, "Trauersymphonie" (Hob. I/44): i. Allegro con brio
  2. Symphony No. 44 in E Minor, "Trauersymphonie" (Hob. I/44): ii. Menuetto (Allegretto) – Canone in diapason
  3. Symphony No. 44 in E Minor, "Trauersymphonie" (Hob. I/44): iii. Adagio
  4. Symphony No. 44 in E Minor, "Trauersymphonie" (Hob. I/44): iv. Presto

 

Symphony No. 45 in F-sharp Minor, "Farewell Symphony" (Hob. I/45)

Radio Symphony Orchestra of Zagreb; Antonio Janigro

  1. Symphony No. 45 in F-sharp Minor, "Farewell Symphony" (Hob. I/45): i. Allegro assai
  2. Symphony No. 45 in F-sharp Minor, "Farewell Symphony" (Hob. I/45): ii. Adagio
  3. Symphony No. 45 in F-sharp Minor, "Farewell Symphony" (Hob. I/45): iii. Menuetto (Allegretto)
  4. Symphony No. 45 in F-sharp Minor, "Farewell Symphony" (Hob. I/45): iv. Presto – Adagio

 

Symphony No. 46 in B Major, (Hob. I/46)

Radio Symphony Orchestra of Zagreb; Antonio Janigro

  1. Symphony No. 46 in B Major, (Hob. I/46): i. Vivace
  2. Symphony No. 46 in B Major, (Hob. I/46): ii. Poco adagio
  3. Symphony No. 46 in B Major, (Hob. I/46): iii. Menuetto (Allegretto)
  4. Symphony No. 46 in B Major, (Hob. I/46): iv. Presto e scherzando

 

Symphony No. 47 in G Major, “The Palindrome” (Hob. I/47)

Radio Symphony Orchestra of Zagreb; Antonio Janigro

  1. Symphony No. 47 in G Major, “The Palindrome” (Hob. I/47): i. Allegro
  2. Symphony No. 47 in G Major, “The Palindrome” (Hob. I/47): ii. Un poco adagio, cantabile
  3. Symphony No. 47 in G Major, “The Palindrome” (Hob. I/47): iii. Menuet al Roverso – Trio al Roverso
  4. Symphony No. 47 in G Major, “The Palindrome” (Hob. I/47): iv. Presto assai

 

Symphony No. 48 in C Major, "Maria Theresia" (Hob. I/48)

Radio Symphony Orchestra of Zagreb; Antonio Janigro

  1. Symphony No. 48 in C Major, "Maria Theresia" (Hob. I/48): i. Allegro
  2. Symphony No. 48 in C Major, "Maria Theresia" (Hob. I/48): ii. Adagio
  3. Symphony No. 48 in C Major, "Maria Theresia" (Hob. I/48): iii. Menuetto (Allegretto)
  4. Symphony No. 48 in C Major, "Maria Theresia" (Hob. I/48): iv. Allegro

 

Symphony No. 49 in F Minor, "La Passione" (Hob. I/49)

Radio Symphony Orchestra of Zagreb; Antonio Janigro

  1. Symphony No. 49 in F Minor, "La Passione" (Hob. I/49): i. Adagio
  2. Symphony No. 49 in F Minor, "La Passione" (Hob. I/49): ii. Allegro di molto
  3. Symphony No. 49 in F Minor, "La Passione" (Hob. I/49): iii. Menuetto
  4. Symphony No. 49 in F Minor, "La Passione" (Hob. I/49): iv. Presto

 

Quartet No. 57 in C Major, Op. 74, No. 1 (Hob. III:72)

Griller String Quartet

  1. Quartet No. 57 in C Major, Op. 74, No. 1 (Hob. III:72): i. Allegro
  2. Quartet No. 57 in C Major, Op. 74, No. 1 (Hob. III:72): ii. Adagio
  3. Quartet No. 57 in C Major, Op. 74, No. 1 (Hob. III:72): iii. Menuetto (Allegretto)
  4. Quartet No. 57 in C Major, Op. 74, No. 1 (Hob. III:72): iv. Vivace

 

Quartet No. 58 in F Major, Op. 74, No. 2 (Hob. III:73)

Griller String Quartet

  1. Quartet No. 58 in F Major, Op. 74, No. 2 (Hob. III:73): i. Adagio, Allegro
  2. Quartet No. 58 in F Major, Op. 74, No. 2 (Hob. III:73): ii. Andante cantabile
  3. Quartet No. 58 in F Major, Op. 74, No. 2 (Hob. III:73): iii. Menuetto (Allegro)
  4. Quartet No. 58 in F Major, Op. 74, No. 2 (Hob. III:73): iv. Allegretto

 

Quartet No. 59 (“Rider”) in G Minor, Op. 74, No. 3 (Hob. III:74)

Griller String Quartet

  1. Quartet No. 59 (“Rider”) in G Minor, Op. 74, No. 3 (Hob. III:74): i. Allegro
  2. Quartet No. 59 (“Rider”) in G Minor, Op. 74, No. 3 (Hob. III:74): ii. Largo assai
  3. Quartet No. 59 (“Rider”) in G Minor, Op. 74, No. 3 (Hob. III:74): iii. Menuetto (Allegretto)
  4. Quartet No. 59 (“Rider”) in G Minor, Op. 74, No. 3 (Hob. III:74): iv. Allegro con brio

 

  1. Overture to L'isola disabitata, Hob.Ia:13

Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Antonio Janigro

 

Keyboard Concerto in D major, Hob.XVIII:11

Erna Heiller; Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Franz Litschauer

  1. Keyboard Concerto in D major, Hob.XVIII:11, 1. Vivace
  2. Keyboard Concerto in D major, Hob.XVIII:11, 2. Un poco Adagio
  3. Keyboard Concerto in D major, Hob.XVIII:11, 3. Rondo all'Ungarese. Allegro assai

 

  1. Overture to Orlando Paladino, Hob.Ia:16

Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Antonio Janigro

 

Keyboard Concerto in D major, Hob. XVIII:2

Grethe Krogh;  Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Mogens Wöldike

  1. Keyboard Concerto in D major, Hob. XVIII:2, 1. Allegro moderato
  2. Keyboard Concerto in D major, Hob. XVIII:2, 2. Adagio molto
  3. Keyboard Concerto in D major, Hob. XVIII:2, 3. Allegro

 

The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross (Hob. XX:II)

I Solisti di Zagreb; Antonio Janigro

  1. The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross (Hob. XX:II): i. Introduzione (Maestoso ed Adagio)
  2. The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross (Hob. XX:II): ii. Sonata I: Pater, dimitte illis, quia nesciunt, quid faciunt (Largo)
  3. The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross (Hob. XX:II): iii. Sonata II: Hodie mecum eris in Paradiso (Grave e cantabile)
  4. The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross (Hob. XX:II): iv. Sonata III: Mulier, ecce filiius tuus (Grave)
  5. The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross (Hob. XX:II): v. Sonata IV: Deus meus, utquid dereliquisti me? (Largo)
  6. The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross (Hob. XX:II): vi. Sonata V: Sitio (Adagio)
  7. The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross (Hob. XX:II): vii. Sonata VI: Consummatum est (Lento)
  8. The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross (Hob. XX:II): viii. Sonata VII: In manus tuas, Domine commendo spiritum meum (Largo)
  9. The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross (Hob. XX:II): ix. Il Terremoto (Presto e con tutta la forza)

 

Symphony No. 99 in E-flat Major (Hob. I:99)

Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Mogens Woldike

  1. Symphony No. 99 in E-flat Major (Hob. I:99): i. Adagio – Vivace assai
  2. Symphony No. 99 in E-flat Major (Hob. I:99): ii. Adagio
  3. Symphony No. 99 in E-flat Major (Hob. I:99): iii. Menuet (Allegretto) – Trio
  4. Symphony No. 99 in E-flat Major (Hob. I:99): iv. Finale (Vivace)

 

Symphony No. 100 in G Major “Military” (Hob. 1:100)

Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Mogens Woldike

  1. Symphony No. 100 in G Major “Military” (Hob. 1:100): i. Adagio – Allegro
  2. Symphony No. 100 in G Major “Military” (Hob. 1:100): ii. Allegretto
  3. Symphony No. 100 in G Major “Military” (Hob. 1:100): iii. Menuet (Moderato) – Trio
  4. Symphony No. 100 in G Major “Military” (Hob. 1:100): iv. Finale (Presto)

 

Symphony No. 101 in D Major, “The Clock” (Hob. 1:101)

Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Mogens Woldike

  1. Symphony No. 101 in D Major, “The Clock” (Hob. 1:101): i. Adagio – Presto
  2. Symphony No. 101 in D Major, “The Clock” (Hob. 1:101): ii. Andante
  3. Symphony No. 101 in D Major, “The Clock” (Hob. 1:101): iii. Menuetto: Allegretto
  4. Symphony No. 101 in D Major, “The Clock” (Hob. 1:101): iv. Finale: Vivace

 

Symphony No. 102 in B-flat Major (Hob. 1:102)

Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Mogens Woldike

  1. Symphony No. 102 in B-flat Major (Hob. 1:102): i. Largo – Allegro vivace
  2. Symphony No. 102 in B-flat Major (Hob. 1:102): ii. Adagio
  3. Symphony No. 102 in B-flat Major (Hob. 1:102): iii. Menuetto: Allegro
  4. Symphony No. 102 in B-flat Major (Hob. 1:102): iv. Finale: Presto

 

Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major ,“Drumroll” (Hob. 1:103)

Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Mogens Woldike

  1. Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major ,“Drumroll” (Hob. 1:103): i. Adagio – Allegro con spirito
  2. Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major, “Drumroll” (Hob. 1:103): ii. Andante
  3. Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major, “Drumroll” (Hob. 1:103): iii. Menuetto – Trio
  4. Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major, “Drumroll” (Hob. 1:103): iv. Finale: Allegro con spirito

 

Symphony No. 104 in D Major, “London” (Hob. 1:104)

Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Mogens Woldike

  1. Symphony No. 104 in D Major, “London” (Hob. 1:104): i. Adagio. Allegro
  2. Symphony No. 104 in D Major, “London” (Hob. 1:104): ii. Andante
  3. Symphony No. 104 in D Major, “London” (Hob. 1:104): iii. Menuetto: Allegro
  4. Symphony No. 104 in D Major, “London” (Hob. 1:104): iv. Finale: Allegro spirituoso

 

Divertimento in D Major (Hob. IV:6)

Poul Birkelund; Arne Karecki; Alf Petersen

  1. Divertimento in D Major (Hob. IV:6): i. Adagio cantabile [arr. of the Sinfonia (No.12) from Act II of Il mondo della luna (Hob.XXVIII:7)]
  2. Divertimento in D Major (Hob. IV:6:) ii. Allegro [arr. of the Chorus "Uomo felice" (No.15) from Act II of Il mondo della luna (Hob.XXVIII:7)]
  3. Divertimento in D Major (Hob. IV:6): iii. Tempo di menuetto

 

Divertimento in G Major (Hob.IV:7)

Poul Birkelund; Arne Karecki; Alf Petersen

  1. Divertimento in G Major (Hob.IV:7): i. Allegro [arr of the Aria "Se la mia Stella" (No.24) from Act II of Il mondo della luna (Hob.XXVIII:7)]
  2. Divertimento in G Major (Hob.IV:7): ii. Adagio
  3. Divertimento in G Major (Hob.IV:7): iii. Allegro

 

Divertimento in C Major (Hob.IV:8)

Poul Birkelund; Arne Karecki; Alf Petersen

  1. Divertimento in C Major (Hob.IV:8): i. Allegro moderato
  2. Divertimento in C Major (Hob.IV:8): ii. Poco adagio [arr. of the Aria "Quanta gente che sospira" (No. 25) from Act II of Il mondo della luna (Hob.XXVIII:7)]
  3. Divertimento in C Major (Hob.IV:8): iii. Finale. Presto

 

Mass No. 10 in C Major, “Missa in tempore belli” (Hob. XXII:9)

Netania Davrath; Hilde Rössl-Majdan; Anton Dermota; Walter Berry; VIENNA STATE OPERA ORCHESTRA; VIENNA STATE OPERA CHAMBER CHOIR; Mogens Wöldike

  1. Mass Number 10 in C Major, “Missa in tempore belli” (Hob. XXII:9): i. Kyrie: Largo – Allegro moderato
  2. Mass Number 10 in C Major, “Missa in tempore belli” (Hob. XXII:9): ii. Gloria: Vivace
  3. Mass Number 10 in C Major, “Missa in tempore belli” (Hob. XXII:9): iii. Gloria: Adagio
  4. Mass Number 10 in C Major, “Missa in tempore belli” (Hob. XXII:9): iv. Gloria: Allegro
  5. Mass Number 10 in C Major, “Missa in tempore belli” (Hob. XXII:9): v. Credo: Allegro
  6. Mass Number 10 in C Major, “Missa in tempore belli” (Hob. XXII:9): vi. Credo: Adagio
  7. Mass Number 10 in C Major, “Missa in tempore belli” (Hob. XXII:9): vii. Credo: Allegro
  8. Mass Number 10 in C Major, “Missa in tempore belli” (Hob. XXII:9): viii. Credo: Vivace
  9. Mass Number 10 in C Major, “Missa in tempore belli” (Hob. XXII:9): ix. Sanctus: Adagio
  10. Mass Number 10 in C Major, “Missa in tempore belli” (Hob. XXII:9): x. Sanctus: Allegro con spirito
  11. Mass Number 10 in C Major, “Missa in tempore belli” (Hob. XXII:9): xi. Benedictus: Andante
  12. Mass Number 10 in C Major, “Missa in tempore belli” (Hob. XXII:9): xii. Agnus Dei: Adagio
  13. Mass Number 10 in C Major, “Missa in tempore belli” (Hob. XXII:9): xiii. Agnus Dei: Allegro con spirito

 

 

Divertimento in G Major (Hob.IV:9)

Poul Birkelund; Arne Karecki; Alf Petersen

  1. Divertimento in G Major (Hob.IV:9): 1. Adagio [arr. of the 1st mmt of the Baryton Trio No. 97 in D Major, (Hob.XI/97)]
  2. Divertimento in G Major (Hob.IV:9): 2. Scherzo [arr. of the 4th mmt of the Baryton Trio No. 97 in D Major, (Hob.XI/97)]
  3. Divertimento in G Major (Hob.IV:9): 3. Finale. Presto [arr. of the 7th mmt of the Baryton Trio No. 97 in D Major, (Hob.XI/97)]

 

Divertimento in A Major (Hob.IV:10)

Poul Birkelund; Arne Karecki; Alf Petersen

  1. Divertimento in A Major (Hob.IV:10): i. Andante con espressione
  2. Divertimento in A Major (Hob.IV:10): ii. Adagio
  3. Divertimento in A Major (Hob.IV:10): iii. Tempo di menuetto [arr. of the Balletto (No. 23) from Act II of Il mondo della luna (Hob.XXVIII:7)]

 

Divertimento in G Major (Hob.IV:11)

Poul Birkelund; Arne Karecki; Alf Petersen

  1. Divertimento in G Major (Hob.IV:11): i. Allegro moderato
  2. Divertimento in G Major (Hob.IV:11): ii. Adagio
  3. Divertimento in G Major (Hob.IV:11): iii. Vivace [arr. of the Balletto (No .14) from Act II of Il mondo della luna (Hob.XXVIII:7)]

 

Quartet for Guitar and Strings in D Major, Op. 2, No. 2 [arr. from String Quartet No. 8 in E major, Op. 2 No. 2, Hob.III:8

Karl Scheit; Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet

  1. Quartet for Guitar and Strings in D Major, Op. 2, No. 2 [arr. from Quartet in E major, Op. 2 No. 2, Hob.III:8]: Allegro
  2. Quartet for Guitar and Strings in D Major, Op. 2, No. 2 [arr. from Quartet in E major, Op. 2 No. 2, Hob.III:8]: ii. Menuetto alternamente
  3. Quartet for Guitar and Strings in D Major, Op. 2, No. 2 [arr. from Quartet in E major, Op. 2 No. 2, Hob.III:8]: iii. Adagio
  4. Quartet for Guitar and Strings in D Major, Op. 2, No. 2 [arr. from Quartet in E major, Op. 2 No. 2, Hob.III:8]: iv. Menuetto alternamente
  5. Quartet for Guitar and Strings in D Major, Op. 2, No. 2 [arr. from Quartet in E major, Op. 2 No. 2, Hob.III:8]: v. Presto

 

  1. Fantasy in C Major, Hob. XVII:4

Lili Kraus, piano

 

The Creation (Hob. XXI:II)

Teresa Stich-Randall; Anny Felbermayer; Anton Dermota; Frederick Guthrie; Paul Schoeffler; Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Mogens Wöldike

  1. The Creation (Hob. XXI: II): Prelude. Die Vorstellung des Chaos/i. Im Anfange schuf Gott Himmel und Erde
  2. The Creation (Hob. XXI: II): ii. Nun schwanden vor dem heiligen Strahle
  3. The Creation (Hob. XXI: II): iii. Und Gott machte das Firmament
  4. The Creation (Hob. XXI: II): iv. Mit Staunen sieht das Wunderwerk
  5. The Creation (Hob. XXI: II): v. Und Gott sprach: Es sammle sich das Wasser
  6. The Creation (Hob. XXI: II): vi. Rollend in schäumenden Wellen
  7. The Creation (Hob. XXI: II): vii. Und Gott sprach: Es bringe die Erde Gras hervor
  8. The Creation (Hob. XXI: II): viii. Nun beut die Flur das frische Grün
  9. The Creation (Hob. XXI: II): ix. Und die himmlischen Heerscharen verkündigten
  10. The Creation (Hob. XXI: II): x. Stimmt an die Saiten
  11. The Creation (Hob. XXI: II): xi. Und Gott sprach: Es sei'n Lichter an der Feste des Himmels
  12. The Creation (Hob. XXI: II): xii. In vollem Glanze steiget jetzt die Sonne
  13. The Creation (Hob. XXI: II): xiii. Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes
  14. The Creation (Hob. XXI: II): xiv. Und Gott sprach: Es bringe das Wasser in der Fülle hervor
  15. The Creation (Hob. XXI: II): xv. Auf starkem Fittiche schwinget sich der Adler stolz
  16. The Creation (Hob. XXI: II): xvi. Und Gott schuf große Walfische
  17. The Creation (Hob. XXI: II): xvii. Und die Engel rührten ihr' unsterblichen Harfen
  18. The Creation (Hob. XXI: II): xviii. In holder Anmut stehn
  19. The Creation (Hob. XXI: II): xix. Der Herr ist groß in seiner Macht
  20. The Creation (Hob. XXI: II): xx. Und Gott sprach: Es bringe die Erde hervor lebende Geschöpfe
  21. The Creation (Hob. XXI: II): xxi. Gleich öffnet sich der Erde Schoß
  22. The Creation (Hob. XXI: II): xxii. Nun scheint in vollem Glanze der Himmel
  23. The Creation (Hob. XXI: II): xxiii. Und Gott schuf den Menschen
  24. The Creation (Hob. XXI: II): xxiv. Mit Würd' und Hoheit angetan
  25. The Creation (Hob. XXI: II): xxv. Und Gott sah jedes Ding
  26. The Creation (Hob. XXI: II): xxvi. Vollendet ist das große Werk
  27. The Creation (Hob. XXI: II): xxvii. Zu dir, o Herr, blickt alles auf
  28. The Creation (Hob. XXI: II): xxviii. Vollendet ist das große Werk
  29. The Creation (Hob. XXI: II): xxix. Aus Rosenwolken bricht
  30. The Creation (Hob. XXI: II): xxx. Von deiner Güt', o Herr und Gott
  31. The Creation (Hob. XXI: II): xxxi. Nun ist die erste Pflicht erfüllt
  32. The Creation (Hob. XXI: II): xxxii. Holde Gattin, dir zur Seite
  33. The Creation (Hob. XXI: II): xxxiii. O glücklich Paar, und glücklich immerfort
  34. The Creation (Hob. XXI: II): xxxiv. Singt dem Herren alle Stimmen!
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This box is our second release dedicated to the music of Franz Joseph Haydn.  We released a Haydn Symphonies box in 2012, and now we have our official “Big Haydn Box”.  There’s still plenty of symphonies – 14 of them – but also the fine selection of Haydn’s choral works, chamber music and orchestral music that helped establish the Bach Guild and Vanguard’s classical catalogs as one of the world’s leaders in recording baroque and classical music.

As always, we try to create these boxes with an ear toward all possible music lovers. This set is easy to define however – it essentially contains, when combined with the Haydn Symphonies box set, every note of Haydn recorded by Seymour Solomon and company from 1950 to 1980. We’ve left a few movements out for use in later collections – but these are arrangements of works best suited for a collection of music meant for background listening.

We usually touch a bit on the history of The Bach Guild in these reviews. The Bach Guild’s devotion to Haydn seems to revolve entirely around the participation and relationship between Seymour Solomon and renowned musical scholar H.C. Robbins Landon, at that time a young man leading a generation toward new thinking about Franz Joseph Haydn. While the Bach cantatas were the calling cards in the early days, under the vision of Landon and Solomon, The Bach Guild created the world premiere recordings of the Lord Nelson Mass and the Mass in Time of War, as well as the premiere of Landon’s own revised scores for Haydn’s final six symphonies (all of which are included in this set). Landon also wrote liner notes for almost all of the Haydn recordings made by The Bach Guild in the 1950s.

Before we get to our description of what’s in the Big Haydn Box, we want to thank everyone who takes the time to leave comments here on Amazon and on our web site and Facebook page.  We read them all – and as you will see, we do our best to incorporate the requests into our future endeavors.

  1. We have scrupulously attempted to avoid repeating any repertoire from earlier boxes, and on the Haydn Box we have mainly succeeded. The only repeats are the Mogens Woldike performances of Symphonies 101 and 102, approximately 40 minutes in a box that runs for 14 hours.
  2. We are always thrilled to find so many lovers of the old Vanguard recordings on these comment pages, so we’re taking the time to mention two recordings that won’t be here. A recording of the “Echo” divertimento and the oboe concerto that were made in the mid 1950s by the Bach Guild were not included because scholarship has determined that these works are probably not written by Haydn.
  3. LONG, LONG track titles – we noticed this from our Vivaldi and Bigger Bach Set comments here and on Reddit – that files that have very long “metadata”, or track descriptions, often run afoul of Windows 7 users. We are stuck between a rock and hard place on this one – we try to be exhaustive for those music lovers who appreciate detail, but we are running up against technology – and some of these tracks – notably the Divertimentos for flute and strings – have incredibly long titles because these works are arrangements of other works. So – we have shortened the titles for this release, and we are included the entire names on our web site if you want to adjust these titles on your own.
  4. As for the usual goodies that we like to provide – that is, hard to find recordings of special interest – we don’t have that many “never before released” recordings, but we do have some titles who have been out of print on many formats for a while. “The Creation” has been unavailable in any format since the late 1990s. Same for Woldike’s performances of Symphonies 99-104, although we did use two symphonies in our Haydn symphonies box. The harpsichord concertos (both), the guitar quintet and the divertimenti for flute and strings are all receiving their debuts on any format since LP. Lili Kraus’ recording of the Haydn Fantasy has been out of print since the 1980s and it is also included here.
  5. And for those who read these comments closely, you know that this writer believes that the David Blum recordings of Haydn symphonies made with the New York-based Esterhazy Orchestra are perhaps the finest hard to find “goodies” in the entire Bach Guild catalog. Forgive a story – these recordings were meant to be included in last year’s Haydn Symphonies box but at the last minute, a mastering flaw was discovered in the second movement of Symphony No. 75. Since that recording was on the same master as the Symphony No. 59, both recordings were removed at the last moment. When the conductor’s wife was informed that the Haydn Symphonies playlist had reached #1 on Amazon’s Overall MP3 Chart, the conductor’s wife was not glad but in fact, incensed that the playlist had not included Blum’s performance of Symphony No. 59 “Fire”, which she described as “a truly fiery performance indeed”. She was right – but we didn’t get around to include more Haydn until now. So here it is – and the performance is every bit as extraordinary as Mrs. Blum says it is. This is the final recording with the Esterhazy Orchestra that has remained unreleased. A few listeners in the know about these performances have expressed their happiness about the resulting release. We agree – when side by side with other, more well known performances, these exciting renditions hold up against any interpretation.

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