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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDH55123
Recording details: December 1991
Watford Town Hall, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: April 1992
Total duration: 25 minutes 25 seconds

Symphony No 84 in E flat major
composer

Andante  [6'36]
Finale: Vivace  [5'52]

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Symphony No 84 may not be distinguished by a nickname, but its individuality is no less apparent than in its companions. The expectant Largo introduction and delightfully varied Allegro are followed by a set of variations on a 6/8 theme with Haydn again making the most of his wind instruments—towards the end of the Andante they achieve independence from the strings in a brief but effective pizzicato-accompanied passage. A gutsy Minuet and spirited finale complete the work.

from notes by Matthew Rye © 1992

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