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Life and Works: HAYDN (Siepmann)

Life and Works
This series presents the life and work of major composers. The recording is illustrated with quotations from the composer and his contemporaries, enhanced by extended extracts from representative works. In the companion booklet are essays and notes on the composer and his time.

Life and Works - Haydn
David Timson as Haydn
Other roles taken by Nigel Anthony, Sam Dastor, Steve Hodson, Roger May, Frances Jeater
4 CD-ROMs
148-page booklet
ISBN 1-84379-069-6

No great composer's story is more predominantly happy than Haydn's, though even his has its share of clouds. A classic rags-to-riches tale, it sees him move from humble beginnings through decades as a liveried servant to his emergence as the most popular and successful composer of his time. One of the healthiest and least neurotic artists in musical history, he did more than any other single figure to pioneer the symphony, the piano sonata and the string quartet - and he was the first truly great practitioner of each. Brilliant, strikingly original and blessed not only with genius but an infectious sense of humour, he was also profound and modest, and his music, copiously illustrated here, has brought happiness and illumination to millions.

NOTE: Each CD includes a CD-ROM part containing the complete spoken text and booklet material with interactive features and links to the Internet.



Disc 1

  Life and Works - Haydn
1.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 92 in G ('Oxford', Mvt 4: Presto) 00:07:34
2.   Play with flash player Missa brevis Santic Joannis de Deo: 'Kleine Orgelmesse' (Kyrie) 00:02:25
3.   Play with flash player Pranks, a narrow escape and expulsion 00:04:18
4.   Play with flash player Poverty, hunger and determination 00:03:45
5.   Play with flash player C.P.E. Bach: Keyboard Sonata in A, Wq. 65/37 (Mvt 3: Allegro di molto) 00:03:09
6.   Play with flash player Further pranks, apprenticeship and a helping hand 00:09:13
7.   Play with flash player String Quartet in E flat, Op. 33 No. 2 (Mvt 4: Finale) 00:03:32
8.   Play with flash player Early fame and first sonatas 00:02:53
9.   Play with flash player Piano Sonata L. 11 in B flat, Hob. XVI: 2 (Mvt 1: Moderato) 00:04:13
10.   Play with flash player Patronage, marriage and first symphonies 00:06:47
11.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 6 in D ('Le Martin', Mvt 1: Adagio - Allegro) 00:04:10
12.   Play with flash player Haydn as servant and diplomat 00:05:05
13.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 72 in D (Mvt 1: Allegro) 00:04:43
14.   Play with flash player Curtain 00:00:06


Disc 2

  Life and Works - Haydn
1.   Play with flash player Finding his feet at the Esterhazy court 00:07:36
2.   Play with flash player Cello Concerto in C Major, Hob. VIIb: 1 (Mvt 3: Allegro molto) 00:06:38
3.   Play with flash player Reprimand, overwork, illness and inspiration 00:07:12
4.   Play with flash player Piano Sonata L. 33 in C Minor, Hob. XVI: 20 (Mvt 1: Moderato) 00:06:23
5.   Play with flash player 'Sturm und Drang' 00:01:48
6.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 45 in F - Sharp Minor ('Farewell', Mvt 1: Allegro assai) 00:05:38
7.   Play with flash player Mastery, history and profundity: a genius in full flower 00:01:37
8.   Play with flash player String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 20 No. 5 (Mvt 3: Adagio) 00:06:47
9.   Play with flash player 'Exile' at Esterhazy and enforced originality 00:04:45
10.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 22 in E flat ('The Philosopher', Mvt 1: Adagio) 00:07:05
11.   Play with flash player A diplomat of genius 00:05:18
12.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 45 in F - Sharp Minor ('Farewell', Mvt 4: closing Adagio) 00:04:55
13.   Play with flash player Fire endured and commemorated 00:03:16
14.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 70 in D (Mvt 4: Allegro con brio) 00:03:01
15.   Play with flash player Curtain 00:03:01


Disc 3

  Life and Works - Haydn
1.   Play with flash player Haydn and opera 00:01:56
2.   Play with flash player La fedelta premiata (Act One: Finale - 'Aiutatemi, son morta'; 'Ah, che duolo disperato') 00:05:04
3.   Play with flash player An affair and a friendship: Polzelli and Mozart 00:02:06
4.   Play with flash player Mozart: String Quartet in C, K. 465 ('Dissonance', Mvt 1: Adagio - Allegro) - Going to bat for Mozart 00:04:41
5.   Play with flash player String Quartet in F, Op. 55 No. 2 (Mvt 4: Finale: Presto) 00:03:40
6.   Play with flash player Fame, servitude and loyalty: the unseen celebrity 00:02:45
7.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 88 in G (Mvt 4: Finale: Allegro con spirito) 00:03:45
8.   Play with flash player Sprung from a gilded cage: Haydn goes to London 00:13:56
9.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 96 in D ('The Miracle', Mvt 1: Adagio - Allegro) 00:06:30
10.   Play with flash player The naked face of genius: triumph, glamour, depression and resilience 00:04:11
11.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 94 in G ('The Surprise', Mvt 2: Andante) 00:00:32
12.   Play with flash player Haydn as foreign correspondent 00:04:31
13.   Play with flash player Six English Canzonettas: Piercing Eyes 00:01:39
14.   Play with flash player Haydn as statistical historian 00:11:50
15.   Play with flash player Piano Trio in G, Hob. XV: 25 (Mvt 3: Rondo all'ongarese) 00:03:12


Disc 4

  Life and Works - Haydn
1.   Play with flash player Return to Vienna (and an unusual new pupil) 00:01:45
2.   Play with flash player Beethoven: Piano Trio in G, Op. 1 No. 2 (Finale: Presto) 00:07:56
3.   Play with flash player Once more to England 00:03:09
4.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 100 in G ('Military', Mvt 2: Allegretto) 00:06:14
5.   Play with flash player The homecoming hero 00:05:07
6.   Play with flash player String Quartet in G, Op. 76 No. 3 (Mvt 2: Poco adagio, cantabile) 00:07:57
7.   Play with flash player Towards The Creation 00:02:54
8.   Play with flash player The Creation ('Die Vorstellung des Chaos' - 'The Representation of Chaos') 00:06:37
9.   Play with flash player Towards The Seasons; age begins to tell 00:08:26
10.   Play with flash player The Seasons ('Hort das laute Geton' - 'Hark! The mountains resound!') 00:04:42
11.   Play with flash player A sad old age 00:16:36
12.   Play with flash player The Creation ('Die Himmel erzahlen' - 'The Heavens Are Telling') 00:03:57

Total Playing Time: 04:42:31






Reader(s):
Anthony, Nigel; Dastor, Sam; Hodson, Steve; Jeater, Frances; May, Roger; Siepmann, Jeremy; Timson, David

Label: Naxos Educational

Genre: Music Biographies

Catalogue No: 8.558091-94

Barcode: 0636943809129

Release Date: 08/2003

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