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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon [55CDs] Part 9 (2021)

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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon [55CDs] Part 9 (2021)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon [55CDs] Part 9 (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.50 Gb | Total time: 06:28:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 483 9948 | Recorded: 1982-2018

Anticipating the 50th anniversary of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in 2022, we present their complete recordings on DG. The intriguing sound culture of Orpheus, especially of the string section, is often explained as a result of the cooperative mindset of the orchestra and its artistic process of rehearsing.

Patrick Gallois, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice - Michael Haydn: Symphonies, Vol.2 (2016)

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Patrick Gallois, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice - Michael Haydn: Symphonies, Vol.2 (2016)

Patrick Gallois, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice - Michael Haydn: Symphonies, Vol.2 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 358 Mb | Total time: 69:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573498 | Recorded: 2015

This is part of a series of releases on the Naxos label devoted to the 40 symphonies of Michael Haydn, younger brother of Franz Joseph. These have been commercially successful, and it's easy to see why: there's music of unsuspected high quality here, and you can see why the younger Haydn's work was taken for Mozart's in several cases for decades, and why Mozart, who was spare in his praise of other composers, bestowed it upon this one. All four of these symphonies are in the three-movement form that Mozart had mostly left behind by the late 1770s and 1780s (when the Haydn works were composed), but the individual movements are quite confidently handled, with the elegant but harmonically wide-ranging slow movements perhaps the best of the lot.

Patrick Gallois, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice - Michael Haydn: Symphonies, Vol.1 (2016)

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Patrick Gallois, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice - Michael Haydn: Symphonies, Vol.1 (2016)

Patrick Gallois, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice - Michael Haydn: Symphonies, Vol.1 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 366 Mb | Total time: 70:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573497 | Recorded: 2015

This album, the first in a series devoted to the 41 symphonies of Michael Haydn, leads off with perhaps the most historically famous one of all: the Sinfonia in G major, Perger 16, is none other than the missing Symphony No. 37 of Mozart, which was not removed from the Mozart canon until 1907. The reason for the error was that a copy of the work exists in Mozart's handwriting; he wrote a slow introduction to the first movement (not performed here), and apparently copied out the piece in preparation. It remains difficult to believe that listeners' suspicions weren't raised before that; the work's simple, squarish movements resemble those of the symphonies Mozart wrote in his mid-teens.

Tom Winpenny, Lawes Baroque Players, St Albans Cathedral Girls Choir - Michael Haydn: Missa Sancti Nicolai Tolentini (2020)

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Tom Winpenny, Lawes Baroque Players, St Albans Cathedral Girls Choir - Michael Haydn: Missa Sancti Nicolai Tolentini (2020)

Tom Winpenny, Lawes Baroque Players, St Albans Cathedral Girls Choir - Michael Haydn: Missa Sancti Nicolai Tolentini; Vesperae Pro Festo Sancti Innocentium (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 380 Mb | Total time: 78:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.574163 | Recorded: 2019

Michael Haydn’s colourful and inventive music is uplifting and expressive in equal measure, but his music has been eclipsed by that of his elder brother Joseph, and by Mozart. Sacred music is central to Michael Haydn’s oeuvre and was considered by some contemporary critics as superior to Joseph’s. Encompassing a broad range of textures and styles, parts of the Missa Sancti Nicolai Tolentini demonstrate Haydn’s music at its most exhilarating and energetic, and his supreme gift for empfindsames (‘sensitive’) lyrical writing is also to be heard in the Vespers.

Zefiro, Alfredo Bernardini - Harmonie & Turcherie (2015)

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Zefiro, Alfredo Bernardini - Harmonie & Turcherie (2015)

Zefiro, Alfredo Bernardini - Harmonie & Turcherie: Donizetti, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Rossini, Schubert, Spohr, Witt (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 324 Mb | Total time: 78:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arcana | # A 391 | Recorded: 2015

Harmonie & Turcherie: around the year 1800, Western music was experiencing a merging of two phenomena. On one hand was the success of a particular ensemble of wind instruments, boosted by the foundation of the royal and imperial Harmonie by Emperor Joseph himself in Vienna in 1782, the core of its repertoire being arrangements of famous opera arias; on the other, the fashion for orientalism, reflected in different expressions of the arts: painting, sculpture, architecture and music.

Matthias Bamert, London Mozart Players - Michael Haydn: Symphonies (1996)

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Matthias Bamert, London Mozart Players - Michael Haydn: Symphonies (1996)

Matthias Bamert, London Mozart Players - Michael Haydn: Symphonies (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 308 Mb | Total time: 69:25 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9352 | Recorded: 1994

Michael Haydn is understandably overshadowed by his famous older sibling, as Salieri and Leopold Mozart are by Wolfgang Amadeus. In all three cases, these Chandos recordings go a long way towards restoring the balance. With just a handful of recordings of his music, the disc or download of Michael Haydn’s music becomes mandatory for a real appreciation of Mozart’s relation to his contemporaries, especially as one of Michael Haydn’s symphonies was long attributed to Mozart as his No.37 – he actually wrote only the slow introduction.

Bohdan Warchal, Slovak Chamber Orchestra - Michael Haydn: 20 Symphonies [6CDs] (1998)

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Bohdan Warchal, Slovak Chamber Orchestra - Michael Haydn: 20 Symphonies [6CDs] (1998)

Bohdan Warchal, Slovak Chamber Orchestra - Michael Haydn: 20 Symphonies [6CDs] (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,78 Gb | Total time: 06:00:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO ‎| # 999 591-2 | Recorded: 1991-1992

Die Symphonien zeigen einen unverwechselbaren und lebendigen Einfallsreichtum, reizvoll wie bei seinem Bruder Joseph, jedoch in ganz anderer Weise. Vergleiche sind unvermeidlich. Michaels zehn erste Symphonien (c. 1761-c. 1765) sind konzentrierter in der Sprache und zeigen eine größere Formvielfalt als die Josephs (1757-60) und sind weit interessanter als Mozarts von 1764-68. Die erste Symphonie ist ein glanzvolles Stück mit Oboen, Trompeten, Hörnern & Schlagzeug. Der treibende erste Satz zeigt unerwartete harmonische Wendungen, während das Andante wunderbar melodisch ist über einem rhythmischem Puls, was geradezu ein Markenzeichen der Musik Michael Haydns ist. Das Menuett kommt kraftvoll und lebhaft, das Finale hat wunderbaren Schwung.

Guy Janssens, Laudantes Consort - Andre Campra, Michael Haydn: Requiem (2007)

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Guy Janssens, Laudantes Consort - Andre Campra, Michael Haydn: Requiem (2007)

Guy Janssens, Laudantes Consort - André Campra, Michael Haydn: Requiem (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 400 Mb | Total time: 76:53 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CYPRES | # 0640-2 | Recorded: 2005

“A history of the Requiem” takes the music-lover on a journey through the very varied history of the requiem. Presenting one work per century seemed to be just right for illustrating the evolution of this, one of the most significant musical forms in the history of music. The first part of the series, devoted to Ockeghem and Lassus, was awarded a ‘5’ by the prestigious magazine Goldberg, and here now is the second part, presenting the requiems of André Campra and Michael Haydn, recorded on period instruments. A worthy successor to Lully and an admitted model for Rameau, Campra gives us with his Requiem, an ideal gateway for entering into a musical world of unquestioned emotional depth. Michael Haydn, the brother of Joseph, is one of the most remarkable composers of sacred music from the classical period. Though the reasons leading to the composition of this Requiem are still in part unclear, so quickly was it composed, it may at any rate be stated that it left a profound impression on Mozart who was present at its first performance, so striking are the parallels between the two requiems (the same text, the same techniques). The Laudantes Consort, in its large formation, as well as the soloists, combine the dynamics and the sensitivity indispensable for serving these two works.