Symphony No. 49 in F minor
'La passione' Hob.I/49
Symphony No. 87 in A major Hob.I/87
Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major for violin & viola K364
Handel and Haydn Society
Harry Christophers conductor
Aisslinn Nosky, violin
Max Mandel, viola
The Handel and Haydn Society presents one of Haydn's early Sturm und Drang (storm and stress) symphonies – No.49 in F minor, more commonly known as 'La Passione' because of its dark, brooding penitential adagio. Symphony No. 87, the last of the six masterly 'Paris' Symphonies, displays Haydn's astonishing craftsmanship and, along with symphonies 82-86, were the first symphonies since the Sturm und Drang days. The Paris Symphonies blended an approachable and popular style with an inventiveness and broad emotional range that revealed new possibilities in what was still a relatively youthful genre. Completing the programme is Mozart's elegiac and richly beautiful Sinfonia Concertante performed by H+H's inspirational concertmaster, Aisslinn Nosky and viola player Max Mandel.
Handel and Haydn Society is America's oldest continuously operating arts organisation. Harry Christophers has been Artistic Director since 2008.
"Each issue from these forces builds on the success of its predecessors and it's gratifying that an ensemble with Haydn in its name is promoting his music with such imagination and flair."
GRAMOPHONE on Haydn Symphonies Nos. 26 & 86 (COR16158)
|Release Period||November 2018|