Harry Christophers, Handel and Haydn Society, Aisslinn Nosky
Symphonies Nos. 6 & 82
Harry Christophers and the Handel and Haydn Society release the first in a new series of recordings devoted to Haydn and introduce violinist Aisslinn Nosky.
"Onstage, Christophers has what it takes to inspire the Society's fine musicians."
The Wall Street Journal
"...lively and characterful string playing, part of a performance that blends bonhomie with drama.
The orchestra proves itself as expert in period style as it is musically spontaneous, with some particularly lovely flute solos." BBC Music Magazine
In Harry Christophers' expert hands, Haydn comes to life in the first in a series of new live recordings from the Handel and Haydn Society. This disc showcases one of Haydn's Paris Symphonies, L'ours (The Bear), a festive and jubilant work commissioned by a Parisian orchestra in the 1780s, as well as one of his earlier symphonies, No. 6 Le matin, which is characterised by unusual virtuoso writing across the orchestral ensemble. Completing the disc is Haydn's Violin Concerto in G major performed by Handel and Haydn's fiery and expressive Concertmaster, Aisslinn Nosky, who will be making her solo debut on the CORO label.
Harry Christophers was appointed Artistic Director of Boston's internationally acclaimed Handel and Haydn Society in 2008. Founded in 1815, the Society is considered the oldest continuously performing arts organization in the U.S. and has given the American premieres of major works by Handel, Bach and Haydn, has won a Grammy Award. It will celebrate its Bicentennial in 2015.
Aisslinn Nosky is one of the most versatile and dynamic violinists today. She is in demand internationally as a soloist and leader and was appointed Concertmaster of the Handel and Haydn Society in 2011. She has performed in solo and chamber music recitals across North America, Europe and Asia.