Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date September 26, Label Chandos. Track Listing - Disc 1. Franz Joseph Haydn. Andante moderato. Finale, Presto. Tempo di Menuetto. Adagio non troppo. Considering the scoring of the three octets this seems quite justifiable. In the Octets the two horns play a remarkable role.
Although they are mostly used to support the ensemble and add some colour to it these parts are often quite virtuosic and the horn players are given the opportunity to show off now and then. A special case is the Quintet as it is called here. It is scored for baryton, viola, bass here played by cello and double bass and two horns.
It contains hardly any solo passages for any of the instruments, unlike the Octets. It is a typical divertimento with its sequence of a slow movement, followed by a fast movement and closed by a menuet. The Octets show greater variety in this respect: the Octets H X, 1 and 12 begin with a moderate movement - moderato and allegro moderato respectively -, which is followed by an adagio , whereas the last movement is a presto.
The Octet in G H X,5 follows the pattern of the Quintet, but the last movement is another presto instead of a menuet. Haydn's music with baryton belongs to the category of musical entertainment.
But we should be aware that this was very different from what in our time is considered musical entertainment. In the hands of composers like Haydn and Mozart this kind of music is anything but simple and easy. Haydn's divertimenti are music of high calibre; anything less would have been an insult to Haydn's employer. Therefore, if played well they are still able to captivate and at the same time entertain the modern listener. That is certainly the case here, as the Combattimento Consort gives spiritual and technically brilliant performances of these four divertimentos.
Allegro Assai. I "Fire". I "Lamentatione". Allegro Assai Con Spirito. I "La Passione". Symphonie No. Menuet Allo Zoppa. Allegro Con Spirito. Un Poco Andante. I Vivace E Con Spirito. Moderato E Maestoso. Andantino E Cantabile. I 'Mourning'. Allegro Con Brio. Symphony No. Presto Franz Joseph Haydn.
Andante Franz Joseph Haydn. Finale: Presto Franz Joseph Haydn. Allegro Franz Joseph Haydn. Andante moderato Franz Joseph Haydn. Adagio, ma non troppo Franz Joseph Haydn. Adagio - Allegro Franz Joseph Haydn. Finale: Allegro Franz Joseph Haydn. Allegro molto Franz Joseph Haydn. Adagio cantabile Franz Joseph Haydn. Adagio Franz Joseph Haydn. Finale: Allegro molto Franz Joseph Haydn. Andante, ma non troppo Franz Joseph Haydn.Franz Joseph Haydn is the composer who, more than any other, epitomizes the aims and achievements of the Classical era. Perhaps his most important achievement was that he developed and evolved in countless subtle ways the most influential structural principle in the history of music: his perfection of the set of expectations known as sonata form made an epochal impact.