Haydn: Clock Symphony; Bizet: Symphony in C
Ernest Ansermet
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4824979
Barcode
00028948249794
Format
1-CD
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FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN
Symphony No. 101 in D major, H.I ‘The Clock’*

GEORGES BIZET
Patrie – Ouverture dramatique, Op. 19
Symphony in C major*

L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Ernest Ansermet

*FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA

Track previews
Symphony in D, H.I No. 101 - "The Clock": 1. Adagio - Presto
Symphony in D, H.I No. 101 - "The Clock": 2. Andante
Symphony in D, H.I No. 101 - "The Clock": 3. Menuet (Allegretto) - Trio
Symphony in D, H.I No. 101 - "The Clock": 4. Finale (Vivace)
Patrie! (Ouverture Dramatique, Op. 19) WD 41
Symphony in C Major, GB 115: 1. Allegro (Allegro vivo)
Symphony in C Major, GB 115: 2. Andante (Adagio)
Symphony in C Major, GB 115: 3. Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
Symphony in C Major, GB 115: 4. Finale (Allegro vivace)
Recording information

Recording Producers: Victor Olof (Haydn, Bizet: Symphony); Peter Andry, James Walker (Bizet: Patrie)
Balance Engineers: Arthur Haddy (Haydn); Gil Went, Roy Wallace (Bizet: Patrie); Gil Went (Bizet: Symphony)
Recording Location: Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland, 11 July 1949 (Haydn), March 1953 (Symphony in C); October –November 1954 (Patrie
Remastering Engineer: Paschal Byrne (Audio Archiving Company)
Original Decca LP Releases: LX 3009 (Haydn); LXT 5030 (Bizet: Symphony, Patrie)
Eloquence Series Producer: Cyrus Meher-Homji
Art Direction: Raymond Bannerman
Booklet Editor: Bruce Raggatt
Translations: Kenneth Chalmers
François Hudry is author of Ernest Ansermet, pionnier de la musique (Editions de l’Aire, 1983)

Reviews

‘I like the subdued tone Ansermet secures at the start of the gay finale; and… the playing is first class.’ Gramophone (Haydn)

‘There are few more delightful symphonies in the repertoire… and there are few, if any, more felicitous disc performances of it than this one… The playing throughout is exceptionally crisp … Ansermet gives the end sections [of ‘Patrie’] the grand treatment, while bringin contrasting intimacy to the lyrical middle part.’ High Fidelity (Bizet)