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Track(s) taken from CDH55121

Symphony No 74 in E flat major

composer

The Hanover Band, Roy Goodman (conductor)
Recording details: May 1990
St Barnabas's Church, North Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: January 1991
Total duration: 24 minutes 2 seconds
 
1
Vivace assai  [10'10]
2
Adagio cantabile  [4'47]
3
4

Reviews

'These recordings are aglow with aural warmth and tonal beauty; they bubble with vitality. Glory follows upon glory with Haydn's memorable melodies and wonderful harmonies leaping from page to the ear. These recordings sparkle with enthusiasm as well as a love of the repertoire' (Fanfare, USA)
The first recorded appearance of No 74 is its arrival in August 1781 at the London publisher William Forster, to whom Haydn had sold the rights through the intercession of the British Ambassador to the Viennese court, General Herningham. Forster issued it with the title ‘Overture I. Composed by Giuseppe Haydn of Vienna and Published by his Authority’. This score is fuller in editorial markings (crescendos, accents, and so on) than many of his surviving manuscripts, suggesting that back at Eszterháza he was used to giving such instructions verbally to his players (the original sets of parts of his works are always more copious in markings than the orchestral scores) and with publication he had to be more explicit in his requirements.

from notes by Matthew Rye © 1990

La première apparition attestée de la Symphonie No 74 fut son arrivée en août 1781 chez l’éditeur londonien William Forster, auquel Haydn avait vendu les droits de publication par l’intercession de l’Ambassadeur britannique auprès de la Cour de Vienne, le général Jerningham. Forster la publia sous le titre d’«Ouverture I. Composée par Giuseppe Haydn de Vienne et Publiée par son Autorité». Cette partition contient une quantité plus importante de notes concernant l’exécution (crescendos, accents, etc …) que beaucoup de ses manuscrits qui ont survécu, ce qui suggère que, à Esterháza, il avait probablement l’habitude de donner oralement ce genre d’instructions à ses musiciens (les regroupements originaux des parties de ses œuvres présentent toujours des annotations plus copieuses que les partitions de l’orchestre) et que, comme il s’agit ici d’une publication, il avait dû se montrer plus explicite sur ce qui était exigé.

extrait des notes rédigées par Matthew Rye © 1990
Français: Marianne Fernée

Das erste dokumentierte Erscheinen von Nr 74 ist ihre Ankunft bei dem Londoner Verleger William Forster im August 1781, an den Haydn die Rechte durch die Vermittlung des britischen Botschafters am Wiener Hof, General Jerningham, verkauft hatte. Forster veröffentlichte sie mit dem Titel „Overtüre I, komponiert von Giuseppe Haydn aus wien und in dessen Auftrag veröffentlicht“. Diese Partitur enthält mehr redaktionelle Markeirungen (Crescendos, Akzente etc) als viele seiner überlebenden Manuskripte. Dies deutet darauf hin, daß er zu Hause in Eszterháza gewohnt war, solche Anweisungen seinen Spielern mündlichen Manuskripte als die Orchesterpartituren) und bei einer Veröffentlichung musste er seinen Wünschen deutlicher Ausdruck geben.

aus dem Begleittext von Matthew Rye © 1990
Deutsch: Hans Jürgen Wienkamp

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