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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDH55115
Recording details: January 1993
Watford Town Hall, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: June 1993
Total duration: 11 minutes 24 seconds

'Delightful performances, stylish, spirited and deftly executed. Recording, documentation and playing time are all up to the standards set by previous issues in the series' (Gramophone)

Symphony No 19 in D major
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Allegro molto  [5'25]
Andante  [3'11]
Presto  [2'48]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
No 19’s pattern of movements is more characteristic of Haydn’s early symphonies. There are just three: a motivically taut Allegro is followed by a minor-key Andante (for strings alone—a practice that probably derives from the desire to give the hard-working wind players a rest) and a vigorous finale.

from notes by Matthew Rye © 1993

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