Horn Concerto / 6 Minuets / Duo Concertante / netc

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MICHAEL HAYDN
Horn Concerto / 6 Minuets / Duo Concertante / netc
Barry Tuckwell (horn) Simon Preston (organ) / Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner

[ Decca SBS Australian Eloquence / CD ]

Release Date: Monday 20 February 2012

"The neatest of orchestral playing informs these performances: alert strings, restrained wind, and enterprising harpsichord" (Gramophone)

"[The] Duo Concertante is a leisurely, expansive and extremely likeable piece … [it] is played here with spirit and feeling, and with the excellence of ensemble and unanimity of phrasing that one expects from the St. Martin in the Fields Academy. Stephen Shingles's viola tone has a proper touch of reediness … Simon Preston … plays fluently, and phrases sensitively" (Gramophone)

"The neatest of orchestral playing informs these performances: alert strings, restrained wind, and enterprising harpsichord" (Gramophone)

Johann Michael Haydn, brother of Joseph, was a highly proficient composer in his own right who earned the respect and affection of his contemporaries. A Gramophone reviewer described him thus: 'He is a man whose character, it seems to me, always comes clearly through his music: he was cheerful, easygoing, unambitious (also, said the Mozarts, inclined to the bottle)'. In recent decades, his music has begun to be more widely appreciated, due largely to the efforts of the American musicologist Charles Sherman, whose discoveries include this Horn Concerto in D major. This collection, originally issued on Decca's 'Serenata' series in 1993, has long been out of circulation, and offers music of incredible charm and warmth. Hidden, as it were, from history, it is now exhumed on Eloquence for enjoyment.

Tracks:

Horn Concerto (Concertino) in D major, MH 134, P. 134
Barry Tuckwell (horn)
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner

Minuets (6), P70
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner

Duo Concertante for Organ and Viola, P. 55
Simon Preston (organ) & Stephen Shingles (viola)
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner

Divertimento in G major
Members of the Vienna Octet