Thomas Fey And Helidelberg Symphony, Haydn: Symphonies 82, 88, 95

Anastasia Tsioulcas

By Anastasia Tsioulcas

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Haydn: Symphonies 82, 88, 95

Thomas Fey And Helidelberg Symphony

Throughout his vastly prolific (104, to be precise) excursions into the symphonic genre, Franz Joseph Haydn articulated a new kind of four-movement symphony that both broke ranks with its precursor, a three-movement form, and created the benchmark for all other composers to challenge. Conducting the Heidelberg Symphony, Thomas Fey brings a brilliant litheness to these consummate examples of Haydn's genius, from the Symphony No. 82 (nicknamed "The Bear"), the joyous No. 88 and the richly colored No. 95.