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HAYDN: NOTTURNI & SCHERZANDI
JESSOP HAYDN ENSEMBLE/TRINITY HAYDN ENSEMBLE

Among the chamber orchestral works of Joseph Haydn, these are relatively little known - his eight Nocturnes and the six Scherzandi are lovely unassuming but well balanced pieces ideal for both concert hall and salon.

This release has been sponsored and supported by the Haydn Society of Great Britain whose President, Denis McCaldin, is also the conductor here.

CD DURATION:  CD1: 76.01 CD2: 78.33  

AUDIO SAMPLE:
Scherzando no. 1 - Allegro (extract)





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tracks:
NOTTURNI
No. 1 in C major, Hob.II.25
No. 2 in F major, Hob.II.26
No. 3 in G major, Hob.II.27
No. 4 in F major, Hob.II.28
No. 5 in C major, Hob.II.29
No. 6 in G major, Hob.II.30
Jessop Haydn Ensemble

NOTTURNI
No. 7 in C major, Hob.II.31
No. 8 in C major, Hob.II.32
SCHERZANDI
No. 1 in F major, Hob.II.33
No. 2 in C major, Hob.II.34
No. 3 in D major, Hob.II.35
No. 4 in G major, Hob.II.36
No. 5 in E major, Hob.II.37
No. 6 in A major, Hob.II.38
Trinity Haydn Ensemble

review extracts: for full reviews click here
“The raw, distinctly rustic nature of the music [in the Notturnos] presents a vivid picture of youthful high spirits ... while {the Jessop Ensemble's performance] has a strongly homespun feel to it, this approach undeniably underlines the essential joviality of this music. [In the Scherzandi] there are plenty of special moments ... impressive collective virtuosity from these young players, all of which is delivered with complete authority.” – Marc Rochester (International Record Review)

“This is an unusual CD of music by Haydn which is rarely heard. Both groups of young performers give enjoyable renderings of these works, with their elegant slow movements, delicate minuets and lively allegros. The tone of the Trinity Haydn Ensemble is particularly crisp. Congratulations to Divine Art Recordings for bringing another page of musical history to life.” – Elizabeth Rees (The Consort)

“ If not for this recording, I don't think I'd have ever heard these charming pieces. What these young players may lack in experience, they make up for in enthusiasm, and the soloists get quite a workout. The very detailed notes probably include everything there is to know about these works.” - Greg Pagel (American Record Guide)

“ The name of Haydn as the composer guarantees that this is not music which goes in one ear and out the other. It is surely also great stuff for musicians to play. That comes well to the fore here. The music on these two discs is highly enjoyable and entertaining.” – Johan van Veen (MusicWeb)