Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 6 "Le Matin", 7 "Le Midi", 8 "Le Soir" (1984)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 242 Mb | Total time: 58:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | 411 441-2 | Recorded: 1980
These three early symphonies join the series of ASMF/Marriner recordings of all the 'named' symphonies of Haydn. They are delightfully lightweight with unusual prominence given to the woodwind, and they receive here wholly enjoyable 'chamber-music' style performances of great style and precision. The recorded balance has ideal spread and depth, the harpsichord being just in evidence. The sum of its many musical and technical virtues makes this CD compulsive listening through every one of its 13 movements.