2017/08/10

Haydn/Symphonies No.101 "The Clock", No.103 "Drum Roll" (Brüggen, 1987)

The Austrian composer of the Classical period, Franz Joseph Haydn's Symphony No.101 in D major "The Clock" and Symphony No.103 in E flat major "Drum Roll" (Philips). They are both graceful, magnificent and humorous masterpieces of the Classical symphony. The No.101 is nicknamed "The Clock" after its regular accompaniment rhythm of the second movement like a pendulum clock. The No.103 is nicknamed "Drum Roll" after its drom roll on the timpani in the opening of the first movement. Frans Brüggen conducts Orchestra of the 18th Century. Fresh and vivid performances on period instruments.

No.101 The Clock, No.103 Drum Roll