75 / Carl Maria von Weber -- Mass no. ", "Your "blog" is priceless to me and many others.". The new theme is in D major: After repeating this theme a couple of times, interspersed with a bit of the motivic working of the first theme, Haydn moves right into a very compressed recapitulation. Ambitious, but misguided. 53. Sorry. 85 (‘La Reine’)Not a pizza. In line with the historical context of the work, your CSO musicians will snuff out their candles and leaving the stage at the close of Haydn's Symphony No. Not a classic, but solid enough. Should’ve stayed in the desk-drawer. Symphony No. 68. 83 (‘The Hen’)Literally nothing in this symphony sounds like a hen. The first symphony on this CD is one of Haydn's best known works and the only one of Haydn's early symphonies to retain a continued place in the repertory from Haydn's life until the present. 58. Symphony No. (UPDATE: I forgot to mention that the motif changes to a tremolando version for the last four measures.) But is the symphony actually any good? It’s a tuneful, energetic romp with a pleasing Queen of Sheba-esque section in the first movement. 69, there was no more melancholy in Haydn’s music and he churned out sprightly little chuffers like this one. Not without interest, but there’s so much better to come. So, what's the story behind this tradition? It’s still an enjoyable symphony, but mostly because the Germans call it ‘mit der Paukenschlag’ (‘with the kettledrum stroke’). Nah, not really. Hurried, confused, atmospheric in the first movement, fairly standard in the middle two and truly belting in the last, it’s a strong contender. 51Another tricky one for the horns. 45 in F ♯ minor, Farewell (1772) Symphony No. 33The viola, of all things, comes to the fore here, as Haydn gives it its own voice in the first movement here. Literally no-one would notice. 25. Haydn eschewed the traditional three-movement structure here in place of a four-movement epic, with plenty of little intricacies to keep symphony-nuts entertained, like a finale that squashes a fugue into sonata form. 49 (‘La Passione’)When a truly dark, complex work leaps out of a musical canon so often reliant on frolic and joy, it’s a big deal. It’s all in F minor, it’s all morose, it’s all deep, it’s all sweetly shot through with meek sunshine. Symphony No. 10 minutes of politeness.94. Symphony No. 103. 74You could accuse Haydn of being the king of plod, needlessly dragging things out for far longer than necessary by repeating them or marking them at slow tempos. 21. After some ‘fun’ commissions that tested the limits of jollity, it’s nice to have Haydn return to those dark, emotional sounds, like Morrissey hitting the studio after a long holiday with Kool & The Gang. The "Farewell" symphony, no. 50 is a total squelch. 45; 第45号交响曲 (海顿); Прощальна симфонія; Simfonia núm. ", Your blog is invaluable not just as a remarkable archive on musical subjects, but as a place where one can find genuinely interesting opinions on music, both from you and commenters. The Adagio in particular is a total smoothie, lithe and slippery in equal measure. Symphony No. Often, it works beautifully and you can basically get away with it because they’re so logical. Previously, though he’d written competent and occasionally quite exciting things for his wind sections, here he uses the whole like an instrument itself, making this a superbly thick-sounding and textured experience. Symphony No. It should be required reading for anyone with love of, or interest in, classical music. 22 in E flat major, "Der Philo... Haydn: Symphony No. In one place it can't seem to decide if it wants to be in the key of B minor or C major and comes to a half-cadence spelled as a kind of mixture of both: Just before we were pretty clearly in B minor, but in this passage Haydn moves one step higher. 9. 67There’s a nervous energy to no, 67, almost a rediscovery of a past vigour. And like a bear, it is a lumbering beast, a definite carnivore and dangerous to cuddle. In truth, the symphony itself suffers from a slightly excessively meandering opening movement, but it’s the beginning of one of the composer’s most attractive musical guises. Still, it was only his first (numbered) stab at a symphony, so we’ll forgive. Nice melodies, the odd rhythmic tweak or structural innovation, but nothing more. Symphony No. It’s taken an extremely long time and it almost sent our writer mad, but we’ve created one of the most important documents in classical music. Movements. But I will say the the second movement of symphony number 5 is a gem. The official reason is that some of the material was used for a play of the same name in 1775, but Haydn actually does sound pretty distracted here. Well… aside from some neat and intricate small ensemble work in the third movement, there’s not a whole lot to write home about in 56. It was one of the works that helped Haydn's 4-movement symphony become the standard that would define orchestral music for generations. So it’s hard to imagine exactly what this symphony would’ve sounded like in its day. You can pretty much march around the room in a wig to this one for the duration. Perhaps it was encountering young upstarts like Mozart that spurred him on once again, but this is a great example of tunes being equal with special effects. Symphony No. Still, the epic drumroll that kicks this one off is a superb scene-setter. Notice how it is accented by being placed on the downbeat and given a. 79. Symphony No. The "Farewell" stands out, quite apart from its unique purposefulness, as a particularly original, affecting work. If you find a recording that foregrounds the continuo in that closing Presto, this is a right belter. It is occasionally referred to as The Letter V referring to an older method of cataloguing Haydn’s symphonic output.. The second movement, adagio, is contrasting, beautifully restrained, and quietly powerful with a large royal flourish at the end. If you look at the chord at the fermata you see it spells out D B E# G. What the heck is that? 45, "Farewell" (Jan. 19 & 20, 2018 at Knight Theater). 9, third movement. You’ve heard these themes before, in one form or another. Trouble is, by this point, around 1763, Haydn was pretty much constantly knocking out symphonies with his eyes closed, which means a large chunk of that early output is pretty forgettable. As it stands, though, it’s a fairly blustery work, with the Largo standing out as the key achievement here - solemn, morose and in tune with that delightfully emo tempo marking. *uncontrollable posh chuckle* And it’s gone on to become one of the moments that Haydn is best-known for, along with the ending to the ‘Farewell’. But more than that, he’s challenging the horn players - their parts in the third movement would be a nightmare for any professional. Symphony No. Less than 10 minutes, no repeats, some pleasant themes and a small spotlight for the violas. So we propose a new nickname: ‘The really good’. Symphony No. 57Another 30 minute+ symphony, but this time, it doesn’t seem like the ideas are stretched to breaking point. Fairly passable. 41. Later on, a fourth movement was added (commonly a minuet in trio). Either side of that, not much. 77. 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