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Symphonies 94 & 101 / Haydn Variations [Import]

Haydn , Brahms , Monteux Audio CD
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1. Symphony No. 94 'Surprise': I. Adagio cantabile - Vivace assai
2. Symphony No. 94 'Surprise': II. Andante
3. Symphony No. 94 'Surprise': III. Menuetto e trio: Allegro molto
4. Symphony No. 94 'Surprise': IV. Finale: Allegro di molto
5. Symphony No. 101 'Clock': I. Adagio - Presto
6. Symphony No. 101 'Clock': II. Andante
7. Symphony No. 101 'Clock': III. Menuetto e trio: Allegretto
8. Symphony No. 101 'Clock': IV. Finale: Vivace
9. Haydn Variations

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5.0 out of 5 stars Monteux and Haydn? Yes! Aug. 5 2003
Format:Audio CD
At first look, this CD might seem a bit odd, as one does not usually associate the music of Haydn with the great French conductor Pierre Monteux. Haydn was in fact not very popular in the first half of the 20th Century, and relatively few recordings of his Symphonies were made by the great conductors before 1960. In fact, the only ones I own other than this title are by Beecham, Furtwangler, Fricsay and Walter. Thankfully this brilliant stereo recording of Monteux and the Vienna Philharmonic performing the 94th and 101st Haydn Symphonies from 1959 does exist. An added treat here is Monteux's 1958 reading of Brahms' Haydn Variations with the London Symphony Orchestra. This release is part of Decca/London's "The Classic Sound" series, the predecessor to the "Decca Legends" series. Many of the original "Classic Sound" CDs have been reissued as "Legends" titles, but since this one has not, I expect it will go out of print shortly. Interested parties should act fast.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Monteux and Haydn? Yes! Aug. 5 2003
By Michael B. Richman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
At first look, this CD might seem a bit odd, as one does not usually associate the music of Haydn with the great French conductor Pierre Monteux. Haydn was in fact not very popular in the first half of the 20th Century, and relatively few recordings of his Symphonies were made by the great conductors before 1960. In fact, the only ones I own other than this title are by Beecham, Furtwangler, Fricsay and Walter. Thankfully this brilliant stereo recording of Monteux and the Vienna Philharmonic performing the 94th and 101st Haydn Symphonies from 1959 does exist. An added treat here is Monteux's 1958 reading of Brahms' Haydn Variations with the London Symphony Orchestra. This release is part of Decca/London's "The Classic Sound" series, the predecessor to the "Decca Legends" series. Many of the original "Classic Sound" CDs have been reissued as "Legends" titles, but since this one has not, I expect it will go out of print shortly. Interested parties should act fast.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is Quite A Treat! June 14 2005
By BLee - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I would just add that the recorded sound of this CD is very nice too. The conductor's reading is wonderfully clear with absolute balance and grace plus inner strength! Furthermore, there is hardly anything more to be desired from the Vienna Philharmonic. It is quite a treat indeed.

In case there is any viewer who aren't too familiar with the conductor, he was a fellow violin student with Thibaud-- presumably the greatest French violinist ever-- and he was good enough to share a first prize with the latter. He then became an orchestral violinist, and then a member of a string quartet before taking up the baton!

I would, nevertheless, suggest viewers to check out Eugene Jochum's 12 London Symphonies by Haydn-- DG boxset of 5 CDs, performed by London Philharmonic and Bayerischen Rundfunks-- alongside the great conductors mentioned in the other review. These are great music in nice stereo recordings recorded mainly in the 60s with some in late 50s and some in early 70s. They are absolutely worth your while.
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4.0 out of 5 stars a warm album of Haydn and Brahms, by the unassuming Monteux Sept. 1 2011
By Santa Fe Listener - Published on Amazon.com
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Many French conductors are happy to avoid the Austro-German classics, but Monteux wasn't one of them. He wasn't much recorded in Beethoven or Brahms, yet he loved their music, which couldn't be said, I think, of Charles Munch, whose recordings of them are stilted and brisk. Monteux was almost a direct contemporary of Bruno Walter's, and his Haydn, as heard here from Vienna in 1959, is equally warm and yet lively. born in 1875, Monteux appeared befoe the public in 1887, so it's remarkable to hear him, as an octogenarian, giving us Haydn as he heard the music in his head. Both symphonies are chestnuts, the "Surprise" Symphony no. 94 never losing popularity, even during the dry postwar years for Haydn (his music didn't show off stereophonic sound like the 1812 Overture). Monteux delivers the surprise rather mildly - no one would jump out of their seats - but the Minuet has a nice lilt, not the heaviness one associates with traditional performance style. The finale is jaunty but not a speed racer.

Sym. 101 "The clock" is cut form the same cloth, and I imagine the only objection that could be raised is that these are mellow, civilized readings. The Vienna Phil., playing in the Sofiensaal with John Culshaw as producer (the same setup as for Solti's "Ring" cycle) is graceful but a trifle thin in the string sound, something I've noticed before in Decca recordings from the Fifties. but the chuckling woodwinds are as charming as ever. In his Haydn recordings Beecham was wittier more animated in his Allegros, yet Monteux's minuets are lighter on their feet.

The Brahms Haydn Variations, taped in London in 1858, display Monteux's style in Brahms, which was a trifle brisker than usual with no attempt at unearned profundity. this score is tossed in as filler to an infinite number of Brahms recordings, and no one wants another one, I suspect. Monteux's account didn't make a strong impression on me as Furtwangler, Barbirolli, and Klemperer do, but the reading is direct and forthright. In all, I enjoyed the program without finding it a must-listen. It will mostly appeal to those who already have an affectionate spot in their hearts for the great but unassuming Monteux.
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