Haydn: Symphonies Nos 92, 93, & 97-99

  • Catalogue Number LSO0702
    UPC 822231170228

    James Mallinson producer
    Jonathan Stokes and Neil Hutchinson for Classic Sound Ltd
    sound engineers

    Recorded live at the Barbican
    Symphony 92 - 2 & 4 October 2011
    Symphony 93 - 11 & 13 December 2011
    Symphony 97 - 6 & 9 May 2010
    Symphony 98 - 4 & 6 December 2011
    Symphony 99 - 26 May & 2 June 2011

    DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording
    Notes in English / en français / auf Deutsch

  • Presto Classical’s Top 10 Discs of 2014
    'These performances simply radiate joy: you can almost see Davis' benevolent smile… I really can't recommend these new performances highly enough.'

    Classic FM’s Album of the Week
    ’This album confirms Sir Colin Davis' brilliance as a conductor of Haydn… All of these symphonies' expressive strength and rigour, their invention and mastery of form, are laid bare in these revelatory performances.’

    Performance: **** Recording: **** 'Ravishing…Those who love Haydn should hear this set.'
    BBC Music Magazine

    **** 'Everything sounds beautiful and round…You can sit back and listen to the LSO play the beauty of this music'Pizzicato

    ‘A release to treasure.’
    Classical Source

    ‘There's so much to admire. The Barbican's dryish acoustic really works in Haydn's favour – timpani are nicely in tune and the LSO solo winds excel. A delectable pair of CDs.’
    The Arts Desk

    ‘A richly rewarding and highly enjoyable set. The playing of the LSO is consistently excellent and one gets the distinct impression that the players were enjoying themselves – as well they might. Sir Colin’s way with Haydn is cultivated and invariably satisfying. These are a fine reminder of the stylish musicality of Sir Coin Davis. Two hours listening to late Haydn symphonies under his perceptive guidance is time very well spent.’
    HDMusic.me

    ‘A worthy tribute to the late Colin Davis… an excellent release from LSO Live.’
    Classical.net

£11.99

Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra


The late Sir Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra present a collection of Haydn’s expressive and resplendent London Symphonies alongside the spirited and melodic Oxford Symphony. 

Sir Colin Davis was long recognised as a pre-eminent Haydn interpreter. During his Indian summer with the orchestra he recorded both Die Schöpfung (The Creation) and Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons) for LSO Live. These symphonies presented here were recorded in 2011 during this same period, and make for revelatory listening.


Composer   Haydn
Conductor   Sir Colin Davis
Performers   London Symphony Orchestra

Track list
Disc 1
1. Symphony No. 92 in G Major, 'Oxford Symphony': I. Adagio - Allegro spiritoso
2. Symphony No. 92 in G Major, 'Oxford Symphony': II. Adagio cantabile
3. Symphony No. 92 in G Major, 'Oxford Symphony': III. Menuetto, Allegretto
4. Symphony No. 92 in G Major, 'Oxford Symphony': IV. Presto
5. Symphony No. 93 in D Major: I. Adagio - Allegro assai
6. Symphony No. 93 in D Major: II. Largo cantabile
7. Symphony No. 93 in D Major: III. Menuetto, Allegro
8. Symphony No. 93 in D Major: IV. Finale, Presto ma non troppo
9. Symphony No. 97 in C Major: I. Adagio - Allegro assai
10. Symphony No. 97 in C Major: II. Adagio ma non troppo
11. Symphony No. 97 in C Major: III. Menuetto e trio, Allegretto
12. Symphony No. 97 in C Major: IV. Finale, Presto assai

Disc 2
1. Symphony No. 98 in B-Flat Major: I. Adagio - Allegro
2. Symphony No. 98 in B-Flat Major: II. Adagio
3. Symphony No. 98 in B-Flat Major: III. Menuetto, Presto
4. Symphony No. 98 in B-Flat Major: IV. Finale, Presto
5. Symphony No. 99 in E-Flat Major: I. Adagio - Vivace assai
6. Symphony No. 99 in E-Flat Major: II. Adagio
7. Symphony No. 99 in E-Flat Major: III. Menuetto e trio, Allegretto
8. Symphony No. 99 in E-Flat Major: IV. Finale, Vivace

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