New Releases: Haydn and Mozart – Australian Chamber Orchestra; Beethoven Symphonies 5 & 7 – NDR Radiophilharmonie

20 January 2020, 15:58

Haydn and Mozart by the Australian Chamber Orchestra; Beethoven Symphonies 5 & 7 by the NDR Radiophilharmonie
Haydn and Mozart by the Australian Chamber Orchestra; Beethoven Symphonies 5 & 7 by the NDR Radiophilharmonie. Picture: ABC Classics / Pentatone

By Sian Hamer

Throughout the week Classic FM’s presenters bring you the best new recordings, including world exclusives and premiere broadcasts of latest releases. This week: Live in Concert - Haydn and Mozart by the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Beethoven Symphonies 5 & 7 by the NDR Radiophilharmonie.

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Live in Concert - Haydn and Mozart by the Australian Chamber Orchestra
Live in Concert - Haydn and Mozart by the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Picture: ABC Classics

Live in Concert – Haydn and Mozart – Australian Chamber Orchestra

ABC Classics

The Australian Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of Artistic Director Richard Tognetti, share their spectacular performances of three iconic works by Haydn and Mozart in this latest release.

The album was recorded during their concerts at Sydney’s City Recital Hall in 2013, and begins with Haydn’s Symphony No. 49, followed by Mozart’s Symphony No. 25. It closes with Haydn’s Symphony No. 104.

“Haydn’s music is full of wit,” said Tognetti. “His depth of spirit and ingenuity, and breadth of impact, have forged a musical DNA that runs through Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mahler, Bruckner and beyond.”

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Beethoven Symphonies 5 & 7 by the NDR Radiophilharmonie
Beethoven Symphonies 5 & 7 by the NDR Radiophilharmonie. Picture: Pentatone

Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7 – NDR Radiophilharmonie

Pentatone

Following the success of their Mendelssohn symphonies series, the NDR Radiophilharmonie and Chief Conductor Andrew Manze come together again for this new release.

The album includes two of Beethoven’s most recognisable symphonies – his Seventh, and what is arguably the composer’s most famous symphony – his Fifth.

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The combination of Manze’s experience with the skilful sounds of the German orchestra produces an album filled with exceptional recordings of these early nineteenth-century works.