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A vibrant new recording under the direction of Harry Christophers. Classic FM Drive Featured Album, 26 August 2013.
In Harry Christophers’ expert hands, Haydn comes to life in this, the first in a series of new live recordings from the Handel and Haydn Society.
This album showcases one of Haydn’s Paris Symphonies, subtitled 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.