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Symphony No 23 in G major
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Recordings
'Haydn: Symphonies Nos 22-25' (CDH55116)
Haydn: Symphonies Nos 22-25
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Movement 1: Allegro
Track 5 on CDH55116 [5'39] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service
Movement 2: Andante
Track 6 on CDH55116 [8'35] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service
Movement 3: Menuetto
Track 7 on CDH55116 [3'41] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service
Movement 4: Finale: Presto assai
Track 8 on CDH55116 [2'25] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service

Symphony No 23 in G major
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Symphony No 23 is a more traditionally structured four-movement work; the instrumentation, too, is the more conventional set-up of oboes, horns and strings. The opening Allegro is dominated by its opening theme, which sounds almost Handelian with its dotted rhythms. The extended Andante, in C major, is for the strings alone, reduced forces that also have the minuet’s canonic trio to themselves. The Finale is a sonata movement, with Haydn’s favourite ‘hunting’ mode of six-eight rhythms speeded up into a veritable perpetuum mobile, and an early instance of the composer’s humourous bent displaying itself in the surprisingly inauspicious conclusion—the music just fades away into a pianissimo pizzicato chord.

from notes by Matthew Rye © 1994

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Details for CDH55116 track 6
Andante
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-94-53606
Duration
8'35
Recording date
20 January 1994
Recording venue
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Haydn: Symphonies Nos 22-25 (CDA66536)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: November 1994
    Deletion date: May 2002
    Superseded by CDH55116
  2. Haydn: Symphonies Nos 22-25 (CDH55116)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: May 2002
    Deletion date: August 2013
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service
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