HAYDN 107 Symphonies

JOSEPH HAYDN

107 Symphonies
The Academy of Ancient Music
Christopher Hogwood

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century
Frans Brüggen

Accademia Bizantina
Ottavio Dantone
Int. Release 06 May. 2016
35 CDs
0289 478 9604 3
First Complete Cycle on Period Instruments


Track List

CD 1: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.1 in D Major, Hob.I:1

1.
5:00

2.
6:24

Symphony No.2 in C Major, Hob.I:2

4.
3:11

5.
2:36

Symphony No.3 in G Major, Hob.I:3

Symphony No.4 in D Major, Hob.I:4

11.
5:45

12.
3:56

Symphony No.5 in A Major, Hob.I:5

15.
5:59

16.
3:45

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Total Playing Time: 1:11:46

CD 2: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 6, 7 & 8

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.6 in D Major, Hob.I:6 - "Le Matin"

Symphony No.7 in C Major, Hob.I:7 - "Le Midi"

Symphony No.8 in G Major, Hob.I:8 - "Le Soir"

10.
0:00
11:26

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Total Playing Time: 1:15:27

CD 3: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 9, 10, 11, 107 & 108

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.9 in C Major, Hob.I:9

Symphony No.10 in D Major, Hob.I:10

4.
5:28

5.
7:12

Symphony No.11 in E-flat Major, Hob.I:11

8.
4:36

Symphony in B flat, H.I No.107

11.
5:00

12.
5:41

13.
3:29

Symphony in B flat, H.I No.108

16.
0:00
4:37

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Total Playing Time: 1:18:39

CD 4: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 12, 13, 14 & 15

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.12 in E Major, Hob.I:12

Symphony No.13 in D Major, Hob.I:13

Symphony No.14 in A Major, Hob.I:14

Symphony No.15 in D Major, Hob.I:15

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Total Playing Time: 1:16:29

CD 5: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 16, 17, 18, 19 & 20

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.16 in B-flat Major, Hob.I:16

Symphony No.17 in F Major, Hob.I:17

Symphony No.18 in G Major, Hob.I:18

Symphony No.19 in D Major, Hob.I:19

12.
0:00
2:45

Symphony No.20 in C Major, Hob.I:20

16.
0:00
3:18

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Total Playing Time: 1:19:37

CD 6: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 25, 27, 32 & 33

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.25 in C Major, Hob.I:25

Symphony No.27 in G Major, Hob.I:27

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Christopher Hogwood, The Academy of Ancient Music

6.
2:47

Symphony No.32 in C Major, Hob.I:32

10.
2:42

Symphony No.33 in C Major, Hob.I:33

11.
0:00
6:42

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Total Playing Time: 1:10:03

CD 7: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 36, 37, & 40

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.36 in E-flat Major, Hob.I:36

Symphony No.37 in C Major, Hob.I:37

5.
4:51

7.
5:44

8.
2:26

Symphony No.40 in F Major, Hob.I:40

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Total Playing Time: 57:48

CD 8: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 21, 22, 23 & 24

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.21 in A Major, Hob.I:21

Symphony No.22 in E-flat Major, Hob.I:22 -"The Philosopher"

5.
0:00
10:00

Symphony No.23 in G Major, Hob.I:23

Symphony No.24 in D Major, Hob.I:24

14.
0:00
3:50

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Total Playing Time: 1:15:51

CD 9: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 30, 34 & 72

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.30 in C Major, Hob.I:30 - "Alleluja"

Symphony No.34 in D Minor, Hob.I:34

4.
0:00
12:01

Symphony No.72 in D Major, Hob.I:72

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Total Playing Time: 1:02:47

CD 10: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 28, 29 & 31

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.28 in A Major, Hob.I:28

Symphony No.29 in E Major, Hob.I:29

Symphony No.31 in D Major, Hob.I:31 - "Horn Signal"

10.
0:00
10:08

11.
0:00
4:56

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Total Playing Time: 1:15:37

CD 11: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 51, 41, 39 & 35

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.51 in B-flat Major, Hob.I:51

Symphony No.41 in C Major, Hob.I:41

Symphony No.39 in G Minor, Hob.I:39

Symphony No.35 in B-flat Major, Hob.I:35

Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment, Frans Brüggen

Total Playing Time: 1:18:40

CD 12: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 50, 43, 58 & 59

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.50 in C Major, Hob.I:50

Symphony No.43 in E-flat Major, Hob.I:43 -"Mercury"

Symphony No.58 in F Major, Hob.I:58

Symphony No.59 in A Major, Hob.I:59 -"Fire"

13.
0:00
4:57

Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment, Frans Brüggen

Total Playing Time: 1:15:56

CD 13: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 47, 46, 26 & 49

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.47 In G Major, Hob.I:47

Symphony No.46 In B Major, Hob.I:46

Symphony No.26 in D Minor, Hob.I:26 -"Lamentations"

10.
0:00
5:50

Symphony No.49 in F Minor, Hob.I:49 -"La passione"

12.
0:00
9:12

14.
0:00
5:33

Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment, Frans Brüggen

Total Playing Time: 1:18:09

CD 14: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 48, 44 & 42

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.48 in C Major, Hob.I:48 -"Maria Theresia"

Symphony No.44 in E Minor, Hob.I:44 -"Mourning"

Symphony No.42 in D Major, Hob.I:42

Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment, Frans Brüggen

Total Playing Time: 1:15:21

CD 15: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 52, 38, 65 & 45

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.52 in C Minor, Hob.I:52

Symphony No.38 in C Major, Hob.I:38

Symphony No.65 in A Major, Hob.I:65

Symphony No.45 in F-Sharp Minor, Hob.I:45 -"Farewell"

14.
0:00
7:56

17.
0:00
4:18

Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment, Frans Brüggen

Total Playing Time: 1:17:27

CD 16: Haydn: Symphony No. 54, Versions 1 & 2

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.54 in G Major, Hob.I:54

2nd Version

8.
17:47

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Total Playing Time: 1:14:34

CD 17: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 55 & 56

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.55 in E-flat Major, Hob.I:55 - "The Schoolmaster"

Symphony No.56 in C Major, Hob.I:56

6.
0:00
14:17

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Total Playing Time: 1:01:01

CD 18: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 57, 60 & 64

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.57 in D Major, Hob.I:57

2.
0:00
10:24

Symphony No.60 in C Major, Hob.I:60 - "Il Distratto"

Symphony No.64 in A Major, Hob.I:64 "Tempora mutantus"

12.
0:00
6:19

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Total Playing Time: 1:21:04

CD 19: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 61, 66 & 69

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.61 in D Major, Hob.I:61

1.
7:13

2.
10:15

4.
2:55

Symphony No.66 in B-flat Major, Hob.I:66

6.
11:26

7.
4:14

Symphony No.69 in C Major, Hob.I:69 - "Loudon"

9.
6:10

11.
3:52

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Total Playing Time: 1:18:18

CD 20: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 67, 68 & 70

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.67 in F Major, Hob.I:67

1.
8:15

2.
9:03

3.
2:57

Symphony No.68 in B-flat Major, Hob.I:68

5.
6:42

8.
5:12

Symphony No.70 in D Major, Hob.I:70

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Total Playing Time: 1:17:23

CD 21: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 53, 62 & 63

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.53 in D Major, Hob.I:53 - "L'Impériale"

2.
6:52

3.
4:08

5.
3:59

Symphony No.62 in D Major, Hob.I:62

Symphony No.63 in C Major, Hob.I:63 - "La Roxelane"

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Total Playing Time: 1:15:51

CD 22: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 71, 74 & 75

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.71 in B-flat Major, Hob.I:71

Symphony No.74 in E-flat Major, Hob.I:74

Symphony No.75 in D Major, Hob.I:75

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Total Playing Time: 1:19:04

CD 23: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 73, 76 & 77

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.73 in D Major, Hob.I:73 - "La Chasse"

Symphony No.76 in E-flat Major, Hob.I:76

5.
8:41

Symphony No.77 in B-flat Major, Hob.I:77

9.
8:45

11.
2:44

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Total Playing Time: 1:14:21

CD 24: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 78 & 79

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.78 in C Minor, Hob.I:78

Edited H.C.Robbins Landon

1.
8:06

2.
9:26

Symphony No.79 in F Major, Hob.I:79

Edited H.C. Robbins Landon

Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone

Total Playing Time: 49:24

CD 25: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 80 & 81

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.80 in D Minor, Hob.I:80

Edited H.C. Robbins Landon

2.
10:29

3.
3:24

Symphony No.81 in G Major, Hob.I:81

Edited H.C. Robbins Landon

5.
9:29

6.
7:38

Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone

Total Playing Time: 54:49

CD 26: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 82, 83 & 84

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.82 in C Major, Hob.I:82 -"L'Ours"

Symphony No.83 in G Minor, Hob.I:83 -"La Poule"

Symphony No.84 in E-flat Major, Hob.I:84

Orchestra Of The 18th Century, Frans Brüggen

Total Playing Time: 1:11:26

CD 27: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 85, 86 & 87

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.85 in B-flat Major, Hob.I:85 -"La Reine"

Symphony No.86 in D Major, Hob.I:86

Symphony No.87 in A Major, Hob.I:87

10.
0:00
6:47

11.
0:00
4:09

Orchestra Of The 18th Century, Frans Brüggen

Total Playing Time: 1:10:53

CD 28: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 89, 88 & Sinfonia Concertante

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.89 in F Major, Hob.I:89

Symphony No.88 In G Major, Hob.I:88

Orchestra Of The 18th Century, Frans Brüggen

Sinfonia concertante in B flat, H.I No.105

Lucy van Dael, Ku Ebbinge, Wouter Möller, Danny Bond, Orchestra Of The 18th Century, Frans Brüggen

Total Playing Time: 1:01:33

CD 29: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 90, 91 & 92

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.90 in C Major, Hob.I:90

Symphony No.91 In E-Flat Major, Hob.I:91

Symphony No.92 In G Major, Hob.I:92 - "Oxford"

10.
0:00
6:11

12.
0:00
5:25

Orchestra Of The 18th Century, Frans Brüggen

Total Playing Time: 1:15:04

CD 30: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 93, 102 & 103

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.93 In D Major, Hob.I:93

Symphony No.102 In B Flat Major, Hob.I:102

Symphony No.103 in E-flat Major, Hob.I:103 - "Drum Roll"

Orchestra Of The 18th Century, Frans Brüggen

Total Playing Time: 1:17:17

CD 31: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 94, 97 & 99

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.94 In G Major, Hob.I:94 - "Surprise"

Symphony No.97 In C Major, Hob.I:97

Symphony No.99 In E-Flat Major, Hob.I:99

10.
0:00
7:55

Orchestra Of The 18th Century, Frans Brüggen

Total Playing Time: 1:14:35

CD 32: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 95, 98 & 101

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.95 In C Minor, Hob.I:95

Symphony No.98 In B-Flat Major, Hob.I:98

Symphony No.101 In D Major, Hob.I:101 - "The Clock"

Orchestra Of The 18th Century, Frans Brüggen

Total Playing Time: 1:15:25

CD 33: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 96, 100 & 104

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.96 In D Major, Hob.I:96 - "The Miracle"

Symphony No.100 In G Major, Hob.I:100 - "Military"

Symphony No.104 in D Major, Hob.I:104 - "London"

Orchestra Of The 18th Century, Frans Brüggen

Total Playing Time: 1:15:57

CD 34: Haydn: Symphonies 96, 100 & 104

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.96 In D Major, Hob.I:96 - "The Miracle"

2.
5:41

Symphony No.100 In G Major, Hob.I:100 - "Military"

6.
5:45

Symphony No.104 in D Major, Hob.I:104 - "London"

10.
7:51

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Total Playing Time: 1:15:45

CD 35: Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 94, 100 & 104

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony No.94 In G Major, Hob.I:94 - "Surprise"

Arr. Salomon

The Academy Of Ancient Music Chamber Ensemble

Symphony No.100 In G Major, Hob.I:100 - "Military"

Arr. Salomon

Symphony No.104 in D Major, Hob.I:104 - "London"

Arr. Salomon

Salomon Quartet, The Academy Of Ancient Music Chamber Ensemble

Total Playing Time: 1:14:46

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