...but the outer movements of #100 are a bit quicker than those in Jochum's London Symphony
set. I find his contention that Haydn intended many outer movements in #s 93-104 to be played as quickly as possible more valid than not. However, #s 98 and 100 in the set at least bordered on haste, and #100 here does so a bit more. The inner movements are superb-flawless
for DG and this BBC. The Military second movement is colorful and exciting-a bit moreso for
the live BBC, and as usual with Jochum, third movements are perfect, especially the trios,
The BBC Clock fares a bit better than the Military. It is a better, more substantive symphony, I think, and is conducted with great care. Jochum had obviously drilled the LPO
intensely and their precise, spirited playing is frequently joyful.
That atmosphere informs the Hindemith, a delightful work which benefits from this live performance.
Peers Haydn 100: Tate/ECO/EMI, Davis/RCOA/Philips; Klemperer/PO/EMI; Sawallisch/VSO/Philips
Haydn 101: same as above + Kubelik/BRSO/First Classics (coupled with the Bartok Concerto for Orchestra