Sir Simon Rattle - Haydn: Symphonies 88-92, Sinfonia Concertante


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Total download size: 1.30GB Total play length: 2:25:24

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I have always felt that Haydn is our greatest neglected composer. His life’s work, staggering in its variety and quantity, is a gold mine of invention, intelligence, humour and profound deep feeling. The depths are all the more affecting for being glimpsed rather than openly displayed, as if the music knows that it is enough to discern the shadow to realise that darkness lies beyond.

Could any composer be a better dinner companion? I doubt it. For all of us, it has been an immense privilege to work so closely on these works written in a short space of time, but so utterly different from each other.

Just a word concerning the extraordinary finale of No.90: not many jokes have punchlines that still work after more than 200 years, but this written-in false ending (heard twice because of the repeat) never fails to catch out the audience. The audience reaction, when it realises that it has been fooled not once but twice, are part and parcel of the music, almost an organic necessity. However, we have also provided the possibility of hearing the finale without audience reactions for those who would enjoy being fooled for themselves. But I do believe that, unlike coughing and delinquent mobile phones, these audience sounds are written in to the score, even if invisibly. And I’m sure that if Haydn was writing symphonies today, that one would have a mobile phone in the instrumentation…

I hope that these symphonies give you at least some part of the joy that we have had in performing them.



1. Haydn: Symphony No. 88 in G Major: I. Adagio - Allegro
2. Haydn: Symphony No. 88 in G Major: II. Largo
3. Haydn: Symphony No. 88 in G Major: III. Menuetto (Allegretto) & Trio
4. Haydn: Symphony No. 88 in G Major: IV. Finale (Allegro con spirito)
5. Haydn: Symphony No. 89 in F Major: I. Vivace
6. Haydn: Symphony No. 89 in F Major: II. Andante con moto
7. Haydn: Symphony No. 89 in F Major: III. Menuet
8. Haydn: Symphony No. 89 in F Major: IV. Vivace assai
9. Haydn: Symphony No. 90 in C Major: I. Adagio - Allegro assai
10. Haydn: Symphony No. 90 in C Major: II. Andante
11. Haydn: Symphony No. 90 in C Major: III. Menuet & Trio
12. Haydn: Symphony No. 90 in C Major: IV. Finale (Allegro assai)
13. Haydn: Symphony No. 90 in C Major: IV. Finale (Allegro assai) (version 2)
14. Haydn: Symphony No. 91 in E-Flat Major: I. Largo - Allegro assai
15. Haydn: Symphony No. 91 in E-Flat Major: II. Andante
16. Haydn: Symphony No. 91 in E-Flat Major: III. Menuet
17. Haydn: Symphony No. 91 in E-Flat Major: IV. Vivace
18. Haydn: Symphony No. 92 in G Major, 'Oxford': I. Adagio-Allegro spiritoso
19. Haydn: Symphony No. 92 in G Major, 'Oxford': II. Adagio
20. Haydn: Symphony No. 92 in G Major, 'Oxford': III. Menuet
21. Haydn: Symphony No. 92 in G Major, 'Oxford': IV. Presto
22. Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante in B-Flat Major: I. Allegro
23. Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante in B-Flat Major: II. Andante
24. Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante in B-Flat Major: III. Finale - Allegro con spirito

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