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Symphony No 24 in D major
composer

Recordings
'Haydn: Symphonies Nos 22-25' (CDH55116)
Haydn: Symphonies Nos 22-25
Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDH55116  Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service  
Details
Movement 1: Allegro
Track 9 on CDH55116 [5'05] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service
Movement 2: Adagio
Track 10 on CDH55116 [4'48] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service
Movement 3: Menuetto
Track 11 on CDH55116 [4'34] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service
Movement 4: Finale: Allegro
Track 12 on CDH55116 [4'14] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service

Symphony No 24 in D major
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The opening movement of Symphony No 24 is one of the most dramatic in Haydn’s early symphonies. Dismissing the subtleties of crescendos and diminuendos, the score is full of frequent alternations of piano and forte markings, while the development becomes a succession of fortissimo bars concentrating wholly on vigorous movement and chromatic modulation—the recapitulation has to begin in muted form, after a pause, to dissipate this energy.

Throughout his years with the Esterházy family, Haydn liked to give his many distinguished instrumentalists a chance to shine in his symphonies and for the slow movement of No 24 he introduces a cantabile flute solo that, like so many of these instances, could have drifted in from a concerto. The flute returns briefly in the minuet’s trio section, but is otherwise silent—it would be a number of years before the instrument found a permanent place in Haydn’s symphonic orchestra. The Finale returns to the dynamic contrasts of the opening movement.

from notes by Matthew Rye © 1994

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Details for CDA66536 track 10
Adagio
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-94-53610
Duration
4'48
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 10
    Release date: November 1994
    Deletion date: May 2002
    Superseded by CDH55116
  2. Haydn: Symphonies Nos 22-25 (CDH55116)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: May 2002
    Deletion date: August 2013
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service
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