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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDH55114
Recording details: May 1993
St Giles' Cripplegate, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: November 1993
Total duration: 19 minutes 41 seconds

'An impressive addition to a fine series. Recommended with enthusiasm' (CDReview)

Symphony No 15 in D major

Menuet  [4'59]
Andante  [6'01]
Finale: Presto  [2'32]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Symphony No 15 is one of the most interesting works from this period. Its first movement is unusually in the style of a French overture, a form marked by its A–B–A, slow–fast– slow structure with, here, extensive Adagio sections framing a lively Presto. The second movement also has a French character to it, particularly in the dotted rhythms of the main Minuet section. The finale is again a Presto and shows Haydn’s nascent mastery of instrumentation and formal ingenuity.

from notes by Matthew Rye © 1993

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