Haydn - Harmoniemesse, Symphony no.101 ‘The Clock’ | Rondeau ROP6129

Haydn - Harmoniemesse, Symphony no.101 ‘The Clock’

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Label: Rondeau

Cat No: ROP6129

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 28th October 2016

Contents

Artists

Ines Siedlaczek (soprano)
Bettina Ranch (alto)
Tobias Hunger (tenor)
Tobias Berndt (bass)
Kammerchor der Frauenkirche Dresden
Reussisches Kammerorchester

Conductor

Matthias Grunert

Works

Haydn, Franz Joseph

Mass in B flat major, Hob.XXII:14 'Harmoniemesse'
Symphony no.101 in D major, Hob.I:101 'The Clock'

Artists

Ines Siedlaczek (soprano)
Bettina Ranch (alto)
Tobias Hunger (tenor)
Tobias Berndt (bass)
Kammerchor der Frauenkirche Dresden
Reussisches Kammerorchester

Conductor

Matthias Grunert

About

Joseph Haydn wrote 104 symphonies, the last of which, his “London Symphonies”, belong to the most fully developed and most significant of them all. The “Clock” Symphony Hob.I:101 is rich in content and expression, as well as the composer’s characteristic humour, even if its name does not originate with Haydn himself. The Reussisches Kammerorchester under the direction of the Frauenkirche’s cantor Matthias Grünert so impressively comprehends the musical depiction of time, that one could almost believe to hear the ticking of a clock in the symphony’s second movement: meter and formal expression – two interdependent parameters of a composition. Haydn translated all of this brilliantly into music, and the present recording affords the listener a fascinating glimpse into the structure of his music. The same applies to the interpretation of the Harmoniemesse Hob.XXII:14. Haydn, as with other composers during the years in which an imperial decree permitted no large orchestral masses to be performed in churches, lay up a rich store of musical ideas. These then broke out exuberantly in his last completed composition. Ina Siedlaczek (soprano), Bettina Ranch (alto), Tobias Hunger (tenor) and Tobias Berndt (bass) together with the Kammerchor der Frauenkirche Dresden and the Reussisches Kammerorchester show why the Harmoniemesse rightly earned its name.

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