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Haydn: Die Schöpfung (Deutsche Harmonia Mundi)

Much of its freshness of character comes from the fact that so many young people are involved [WH]

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Youri Egorov (piano) 1977 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (DeHaan Records)

A welcome addition to the Egorov discography [SG]

Neville Marriner (conductor): The Complete Warner Classics Recordings (Warner Classics)

An 80-CD centenary salute to Marriner, with (or without) his ASMF [JW]

The Young Malcolm Frager Parnassus PACD96090

Malcolm Frager (piano) – The Young Malcolm Frager (Parnassus)

Pianism of the highest calibre [SG]

Haydn: Late Symphonies, Vol 2 (Naxos)

Thrilling second instalment of Haydn’s ‘London’ Symphonies [DF]

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Haydn: Late Symphonies, Vol 2 (Naxos)

Neat, deft playing from Ádám Fischer and a Danish band always light on its feet and strong on charm [RMo]

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Haydn: Piano Trios (Praga Digitals)

An album of distinction from the Guarneri Trio Prague [MC]

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Haydn: Late Symphonies Vol. 1 (Naxos)

Thoroughly enjoyable “period-informed” performances of some favourite Haydn symphonies, light, witty and acerbic [RMo}

Wendling Quartet: DG and Electrola Recordings (Biddulph)

An important cache of early chamber music recordings heard in debatable transfers [JW]

Haydn: 6 London Symphonies (Philips)

(Déjà Review) There is a sense that the musicians are really listening to one another, obtaining a chamber-music-like delicacy [CH]

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Haydn & Mozart: Symphonies (Pristine Classical)

Horenstein’s Haydn and Mozart pack quite a punch [MG]

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Haydn: Complete symphonies (Brilliant Classics)

Energy and perception suffuse this life-enhancing project [CA]

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Otto Klemperer (conductor): The Remastered Edition (Warner Classics)

Klemperer consolidated; his full Warner legacy in best-yet transfers [JW]

Haydn: String Quartets Op. 33 Nos 1-3 (BIS)

Brilliant, subversive performances but occasionally too much of a good thing [DMD]

Haydn: Cello Concertos (Erato)

(Déjà Review) Lean and incisive performances of these vibrant concertos [DS]

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Haydn: String Quartets Op 76 (NoMadMusic)

Fresh, mischievous Haydn from a brilliant young quartet [DMD]

Haydn: Stabat Mater (Pentatone)

Haydn’s moving Stabat Mater reimagined – a success all around [LP]

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Haydn: String Quartets (Hyperion)

Versions for hard-core period instrument enthusiasts [RMo]

Haydn: String Quartets op. 33 No. 1-3 (BIS)

A very valid interpretation emphasizing Haydn’s wit and invention [LP]

The Divine Muse (Signum Classics)

Mary Bevan’s golden tone floats effortlessly over Joseph Middleton’s sensitive accompaniment [GF]

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Haydn: String Quartets Vol. 16 (MDG)

Unalloyed listening pleasure [DF]

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Haydn: Stabat Mater (Pentatone)

An excellent recording of a Stabat Mater with a special twist: the enlarged wind orchestration from 1803 [GF]

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Legacy (Naïve)

An imaginative programme, given fine performances [DJB]

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The Galant David Rizzio (Olde Focus Recordings)

An interesting contribution to our knowledge of the music scene in 18th-century England and the history of Scottish traditional music [JV]