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This recording is the first of two which sees Robin Ticciati and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra present an overview of Haydn's symphonic repertoire.
From Haydn's early period the Baroque influenced 'Horn Signal' has an almost Gothic tinged feel with highly contrapuntal elements. Comparatively, the first of Haydn's famous 'London' Symphonies, the 'Clock', has its focus firmly on the future.
Ticciati's approach takes the best elements of authenticity present in period performances, but with the dynamic range, space, colour and life that modern performance practice brings. Ticciati beautifully highlights the lines, clarity and shape of the music, a skill he brought to bear in his Schumann symphonies recording which garnered several five-star reviews and accolades upon release.
Always popular with symphony orchestra's Haydn has occasionally been treated a little too 'tidily', but these performances are alive and excitingly fresh.
Symphonic Award Nominee
2016 International Classical Music Awards
Best Classical Music Albums of 2015 The Telegraph
Best Recordings of 2015 Audiophilia
Supersonic Award: '...absolute perfection...' Pizzicato
' These are all gems...the SCO revel in the brio, dash and pathos of this life-enhancing music .' The Sunday Times
' They have a lovely feel for that early, more Baroque kind of Haydn...plenty of punch, character and colour .' BBC Radio 3 'Record Review'
' ... some of the most spontaneous, subtle, daring playing we've heard yet from this extraordinary partnership .' The Guardian