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Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 42, 49, 44 ()

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composed by Franz Joseph Haydn

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Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 42, 49, 44 - Arion; Gary Cooper (conductor)
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  1. Symphony No. 41 in C major, H. 1/41
  2. Symphony No. 49 in F minor ("La passione"), H. 1/49
  3. Symphony No. 44 in E minor ("Trauer" /"Funeral"/"Letter E"), H. 1/44
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While we may conceptually think of a symphony as a composition for a large number of musicians, such was not the case when Haydn, the so-called "Father of the Symphony," composed the majority of is 104 symphonies. Rather, his symphonies were composed for the smaller number of musicians (generally no more than two to a part) that were available to him, usually at the Palace of Esterház. Many modern recordings of Haydn's symphonies, even those incorporating period instruments, still use far greater forces than Haydn ...

Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 42, 49, 44 2009, Early-Music.com

UPC: 629048121722

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