Haydn: Seven Divertimenti... has been added to your Cart

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Haydn: Seven Divertimenti for 2 Oboes, 2 Horns & 2 Bassoons AUS-Import

Price: CDN$ 23.39 & FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25. Details
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.
12 new from CDN$ 17.38 3 used from CDN$ 22.61

Product Details

  • Audio CD (Dec 14 2004)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: AUS-Import
  • Label: Testament
  • ASIN: B0002O38SU
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #371,881 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
  •  Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?

Product Description

Haydn: 7 Divertimenti for 2 Oboes, 2 Horns & 2 Bassoons

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on Amazon.ca
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: HASH(0x9b4204a4) out of 5 stars 2 reviews
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b3b0540) out of 5 stars Brilliant. More of the same from papa Haydn Jan. 15 2009
By Sir Butternut Longsword - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
I adore Haydn. I never understand the claim that he is the poor mans Mozart. And I think, though I am unsure, that this perception is gaining ground. His Piano Sonata's, Piano trio's, Symphony's[for the most and consistent part], string quartets, are, in my opinion, all superior to Wolfy's. So Haydn lived longer and didnt die in a fashionable way, but even his masses are comparable and as fresh as Mozarts, again, if not moreso. One area that Mozart definetely rules over Haydn is are the Opera's[and piano concerto's]. Now, I must say that, like the masses[till recently], I am unfamiliar with Haydn's work in the genre. But I have little doubt that once I hear Haydn operas I will, again, find underrated masterworks unjustly ignored. Look at the Creation and the Seasons- operatic type works-masterpieces both.
So now we get tot his disc of his Wind Divertimenti[seven in total though number 4 is missing and 8 is of questionable authorship-evenmoreso after listening to it]. I sought these out after my LP of these brilliant, fresh works finally bit the dust and, to my surprise, this was really the only option for these works[again, what a disgrace.] If mozart had composed them we would probably have about 25 different versions available and 7000 versions deleted.
The works themselves are bursting with wit and invention and life, they are fast-paced, intricate, and, more often than not, anticipating such composers as Stravinsky, hartmann, Perle, and basically anyone else who has written works for winds[even if they dont know it]. What is even more interest is to look at the wind genre preceding these works..as in the string quartets, piano trios, and symphonys, once again, it appears as if Haydn paved the way and did it in such a high manner that it set a trend that still is relevant today.
Lastly, I adore Mozart. I really do. Check out K428 for one of the finest string quartets ever written. But, where would it be without Haydn's sun quartets op20. Hmm. Seriously....where?
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b2d4018) out of 5 stars Wonderful Haydn May 2 2014
By P. Kelley - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
I have these recordings on the original 1968 London Treasury series. It's great to see they've been released on CD.