Haydn - An Imaginary Orchestral Journey

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Label: LSO Live
Catalog: 82223118086
Format: SACD

Conductor - Sir Simon Rattle Orchestra - London Symphony Orchestra

Haydn — An Imaginary Orchestral Journey: I. Introduction. Representation of Chaos. Largo (From The Creation, Hob.XXI.2) [Arr. Sir Simon Rattle] Haydn — An Imaginary Orchestral Journey: II. The Earthquake. Presto e con tutta la forza (From The Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross, Hob.XX.1) [Ar Haydn — An Imaginary Orchestral Journey: IIIa. Sinfonia. Largo - Vivace assai (From L'isola disabitata, Hob.Ia.13 [Arr. Sir Simon Rattle] Haydn — An Imaginary Orchestral Journey: IIIb. Sinfonia. Allegretto - Vivace (From L'isola disabitata, Hob.Ia.13 [Arr. Sir Simon Rattle] Haydn — An Imaginary Orchestral Journey: IV. Largo (From Symphony No. 64 in A Major, Hob.I.64) [Arr. Sir Simon Rattle] Haydn — An Imaginary Orchestral Journey: IXa. Finale. Presto (From Symphony No. 45 in F-Sharp Minor, Hob.I.45 [Arr. Sir Simon Rattle] Haydn — An Imaginary Orchestral Journey: IXb. Finale. Adagio (From Symphony No. 45 in F-Sharp Minor, Hob.I.45) [Arr. Sir Simon Rattle] Haydn — An Imaginary Orchestral Journey: V. Minuet & Trio (From Symphony No. 6 in D Major, Hob.I.6) [Arr. Sir Simon Rattle] Haydn — An Imaginary Orchestral Journey: VI. Finale. Presto (From Symphony No. 46 in B Major, Hob.I.46) Haydn — An Imaginary Orchestral Journey: VII. Finale. Prestissimo (From Symphony No. 60 in C Major, Hob.I.60) [Arr. Sir Simon Rattle] Haydn — An Imaginary Orchestral Journey: VIII. Introduction to Winter (Original version) (From The Seasons, Hob.XXI.3) [Arr. Sir Simon Rattle] Haydn — An Imaginary Orchestral Journey: X. Music for Musical Clocks (From Flötenuhrstücke, Hob.XIX.1-32) Haydn — An Imaginary Orchestral Journey: XI. Finale. Allegro assai (From Symphony No. 90 in C Major, Hob.I.90) [Arr. Sir Simon Rattle]

Sir Simon Rattle pays homage to a composer he holds close to his heart with An Imaginary Orchestral Journey through the music of Joseph Haydn. Rattle trawls through the great composer’s impressive catalogue, piecing together excerpts from symphonies, oratorios and operas spanning a 40-year period in what the director describes as ‘a kind of greatest hits’ format. ‘The idea is to make a musical journey through all that is quirky and extraordinary, humorous and profound in Haydn,’ the LSO’s Music Director explains. Sir Simon’s focus is on Haydn as innovator, showcasing his most forward-looking and outlandish works in 50 minutes of uninterrupted performance. What results from Sir Simon’s pasticcio is a clear image of the composer he sees to best represent the ideals of the Enlightenment, his selection meticulously arranged to best demonstrate Haydn’s intelligence, wit and thoughtfulness.

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