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Symphony No 78 in C minor
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Recordings
'Haydn: Symphonies Nos 76-78' (CDH55122)
Haydn: Symphonies Nos 76-78
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Movement 1: Vivace
Track 9 on CDH55122 [7'10] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 2: Adagio
Track 10 on CDH55122 [8'45] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 3: Menuetto: Allegretto
Track 11 on CDH55122 [3'33] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 4: Finale: Presto
Track 12 on CDH55122 [3'45] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Symphony No 78 in C minor
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The first movement of Symphony No 78 has an urgency in keeping with its key, C minor. The second subject turns to the relative major, E flat, and it this key rather than the tonic that ultimately dominates the exposition. The development features some fine contrapuntal writing where fragments of both subjects are tossed between the various instruments. The Adagio returns to E flat major. Unlike the slow movements of the other two symphonies, the wind instruments are integrated lnto the texture from the start, while the stateliness of the music itself looks forward to the late ‘London’ symphonies. The C major Minuet is followed by a Presto rondo whose thinly scored B section turns to C major. When the same theme reappears later, so does the major mode, which remains to the end of the symphony.

from notes by Matthew Rye © 1991

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Details for CDH55122 track 9
Vivace
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-02-52509
Duration
7'10
Recording date
12 June 1991
Recording venue
Watford Town Hall, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Haydn: Symphonies Nos 76-78 (CDA66525)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: November 1991
    Deletion date: November 2002
    Superseded by CDH55122
  2. Haydn: Symphonies Nos 76-78 (CDH55122)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: November 2002
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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