Eight recordings of rarely heard Haydn pieces performed by a Trinity Laban student ensemble have been reissued by Divine Art Records.
Two Notturni and six Scherzandi,composedby Franz Joseph Haydn and performed by Trinity Haydn Ensemble, form part of a double album entitled Notturni & Scherzandi.
The recording was originally organised as a collaboration between Trinity Laban and the Haydn Society of Great Britain, as part of Haydn’s bicentennial celebrations in 2009. The ensemble of Trinity Laban students was conducted by Denis McCaldin, the director of the Haydn Society.
The CD received highly positive reviews. Marc Rochester of International Record Review commented:
‘The Trinity Haydn Ensemble… plays the last two Notturni… along with the six Scherzandi… There are plenty of special moments: an endearing ‘Minuet' for flute against a delicate pizzicato accompaniment in No. 1, a gloriously vibrant finale to No. 2 which reveals some impressive collective virtuosity from these young players, a magical ‘Adagio' from No. 4 which seems to tiptoe along with impeccable graciousness, and some tremendously robust unison writing in the finale of No. 6 – all of which is delivered with complete authority by these tautly disciplined players.’
To read full reviews of Notturni & Scherzandi, or to purchase the albumplease visit the Divine Art Records website.