Antal Dorati - Dorati - Haydn & Mozart On Mlp (CD 3 TO 4 DISC SET)

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Antal Dorati - Dorati - Haydn & Mozart On Mlp (CD 3 TO 4 DISC SET) AntalDoráti'scomplete Haydn and Mozart recordings for Mercury, predating his landmark collection of the Haydn cycle for Decca. In 1966 the Stereo Reviewcritic made a prescient observation: 'Dorátihere establishes himself as a first-rate Haydn conductor.' There is the passion of advocacy as well as the foundational principles of his Haydn performing style in these early recordings: 'Only a few of his works were done and were always repeated,' Dorátiremarked in interview. 'The reason for that, I think, is just human modesty. The taste of a public is modest; they are satisfied with little. But that is why we are here to show them a wider horizon Haydn began as a talent and ended up as a genius'.Unlike many of his colleagues, Dorátitook pleasure in the process of recording, establishing a happy and concordant working relationship with the husband-and-wife Mercury team of Robert and Wilma Cozart Fine. One of the first fruits of that relationship was a pairing of Mozart's 40th and Mendelssohn's 4th symphonies, made in Minneapolis where Dorátiwas music director and released in 1953 (the 'Italian' has been reissued separately by Eloquence, coupled with Doráti'sSchumann and more Mendelssohn, 484 0506). There followed Eine kleineNachtmusikcoupled with the 'Linz' in 1956, and a stereo remake of the 40th in 1961. The rarity here is the 'Mozartiana' LP from 1967, gathering up the Overture to Lucio Sillawith marches and dances, and never previously issued complete on CD. In the meanwhile, Dorátihad embarked upon what would be the largest Haydn discography of any conductor with the 'Farewell' Symphony, from the same sessions as the stereo remake of Mozart's 40th. He picked a judicious path through mostly named symphonies ('Fire', 'Surprise', 'Military', 'Clock' and 'Drum Roll') calculated to appeal to consumers hitherto hardly familiar with the extent of Haydn's symphonic achievement, conducting the LSO, the Bath Festival Orchestra ('Festival Chamber Orchestra')and his own PhilharmoniaHungarica. The fire and brilliance of these early recordings sometimes exceeds the later Decca remakes within Doráti'scomplete cycle. "There is a great deal of vitality The LSO plays with spirit and refinement and every detail of orchestration is clearly caught; the 'Turkish' music in Symphony No. 100 is quite overwhelming." Gramophone, September 1958 (Haydn Nos. 100 & 101) "The finales, so often rushed, are very nicely paced; the gain in clarity makes them sound more brilliant, not less. This is true of the whole of the 'Surprise'." Gramophone, May 1961 (Haydn Nos. 94 & 103) "Dorátigets feeling as well as precision and polish from his men. Except for one or two frantic trills in the high horns in No. 59, the orchestra turns in a first-class performance." High Fidelity, March 1966 (Haydn Nos. 59 & 81) Tracklistings: CD 1 WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756 1791) 1 4 Symphony No. 40 (mono recording)- Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra 5 Le nozzedi Figaro: Overture- London Symphony Orchestra 6 Lucio Silla: Overture 7 8 Two Marches, KV 335 9 March, KV 249 10 Minuet, KV 409 11 13 Three German Dances, KV 605 Festival Chamber Orchestra 14 17 Serenade, KV 525 'Eine kleineNachtmusik' London Symphony Orchestra CD 2 1 4 Symphony No. 36 'Linz'- 5 8Symphony No. 40 (stereo recording)- London Symphony Orchestra JOSEPH HAYDN (1732 1809) 9 12 Symphony No. 59 'Fire'- Festival Chamber Orchestra CD 3 1 4 Symphony No. 45 'Farewell'- London Symphony Orchestra 5 8Symphony No. 81- Festival Chamber Orchestra 9 12 Symphony No. 94 'Surprise'- PhilharmoniaHungarica CD 4 1 4 Symphony No. 100 'Military'- 5 8Symphony No. 101 'The Clock'- London Symphony Orchestra 9 12 Symphony No. 103 'Drum Roll'- PhilharmoniaHungarica WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756 1791) 13 Symphony No. 51, KV 196/121: Allegro Festival Chamber Orchestra AntalDoráti -FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA


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