|Founder: Len Mullenger|
||Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809)
Violin Concerto in A major (Hob. VIIa:3)
Moderato; Adagio; Allegro
Violin Concerto in G major (Hob. VIIa:4)
Allegro moderato; Adagio; Allegro
Violin Concerto in C major (Hob. VIIa:1)
Allegro moderato; Adagio; Presto
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756 - 1791)
Rondo K. 373 in C major
Christian Teztlaff (violin)
Northern Sinfonia/Heinrich Schiff
Recorded in All Saints, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, December 1990 and February 1991.
VIRGIN CLASSICS 7243 5 62103 2 5 [67. 30]
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Reluctant though I am to take issue with the eminent Haydn scholar, H Robbins Landon, who points out that the Violin Concerto in C major (the last of the three on this disc) is well known, it’s hard to concur with his assertion that it is ‘now one of Haydn’s most popular works’. For me the one in G major had a far more familiar ring, but in any case they cannot be better known than the ‘London’ symphonies or ‘Creation’?. It’s true that Haydn, unlike Mozart, is not renowned for his concertos and one wonders why given the lovely music here, but no doubt they were not asked of him in his safe Court post chez Esterhazy, whereas his younger colleague tended to write them to commission or to perform himself to propagate his own name for the purposes of self-publicity.
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