This is a collection of 5 CD’s with the symphonies numbered 93 to 104, the so-called “London” Symphonies, of Haydn Performed by the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra, under the direction of Adam Fischer.
This is an excellent collection of Haydn symphonies, and it is beautifully performed. If you are looking for a complete collection of Haydn symphonies, this is one of the sets that you should consider.
Aside from having a high level of technical skill, the orchestra puts terrific feeling and life into their performances. This is coupled with Fischer’s flair for the dramatic, and each symphony shines with the sense that it is being thoroughly interpreted, not just generally played through. These are interpretations that are thoughtful, well executed, and technically excellent.
Here is a sample of the sensitivity that Adam Fischer brings to Haydn performances:
Haydn – Symphony № 92 in G major ‘Oxford’ with the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra