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Haydn
24 Minuets
Philharmonia Hungarica
Antal Dorati

Recorded in September 1975 in Marl, Hungary
CD No: DECCA ELOQUENCE 476 7693
Duration: 64 minutes
Reviewed: November 2006
If the thought of listening to 24 minuets (and trios) at one sitting seems stodgy, you can of course play just a few and note your favourites. Haydn’s genius is such that each Minuet has a different stamp: delectable dance-music of wit and invention. Antal Dorati recorded all of Haydn’s symphonies and operas and here leads elegant and ceremonial accounts.

 

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