Ticciati’s Haydn


  • Symphonies Nos. 31, 70, and 101.

This recording is the first of two, in which Robin Ticciati and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra present an overview of Haydn’s symphonic repertoire. Ticciati’s approach takes the best elements of authenticity that are present in period instrument performances, but with the dynamic range, color and life that modern performance practice brings. We hear the following selections: Haydn:

Performed by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Robin Ticciati conducting. Always popular with symphony orchestras, Haydn has occasionally been treated a little too timidly , but these performances are alive and excitingly fresh. From Haydn’s early period the Baroque influenced “Horn Signal” symphony has an ancient feel to it. In contrast, the first of Haydn’s famous London Symphonies, ‘The Clock’, has its focus firmly on the future structure of symphonic form. About the conductor: Robin Ticciati is in his fifth season as Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He began his tenure as Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera in May 2014. CD Review of September 2015 wrote: “They have a lovely feel for that early, more baroque kind of Haydn. They actually give us what is effectively a three – symphony overview… with plenty of punch character and color. I gather this is volume one – they are going to be releasing three more of the symphonies next year, and on the strength of this first one I’ll definitely be listening. Here are the Schumann Symphonies with Robin Ticciati conducting:  


And here is an interview with Robin Ticciati, conductor: