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Symphony No 18 in G major
composer

Recordings
'Haydn: Symphonies Nos 17-21' (CDH55115)
Haydn: Symphonies Nos 17-21
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Details
Movement 1: Andante moderato
Track 4 on CDH55115 [6'40] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 2: Allegro molto
Track 5 on CDH55115 [4'38] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 3: Tempo di Menuet
Track 6 on CDH55115 [3'50] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Symphony No 18 in G major
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No 18 is one of the most antiquated of these works in terms of form. Haydn adopted (and adapted) the movement pattern of the church sonata, an instrumental form originally designed for liturgical use (in effect a larger-scale, orchestral version of the organ voluntary). The most characteristic aspect of this form is its opening slow movement, displacing the more characteristically symphonic opening allegro. The church sonata was usually in four movements, but here Haydn omits the traditional finale component. Instead, the symphony features, in addition to the ‘Andante moderato’ (which, incidentally, contains an opening theme in which Haydn seems to be alluding to the form’s Baroque origins in its dotted rhythms), a lively ‘Allegro molto’ and a Minuet and trio.

from notes by Matthew Rye © 1993

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Details for CDA66533 track 4
Andante moderato
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-93-53304
Duration
6'40
Recording date
20 January 1993
Recording venue
Watford Town Hall, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Haydn: Symphonies Nos 17-21 (CDA66533)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: June 1993
    Deletion date: May 2002
    Superseded by CDH55115
  2. Haydn: Symphonies Nos 17-21 (CDH55115)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: May 2002
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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