“Haydn: La Poule” by the Concert de la Loge, Julien Chauvin, and Justin Taylor out 29 September
After La Reine, Julien Chauvin and his ensemble Concert de la Loge release La Poule (“The Hen“), Haydn’s symphony famous for its mischievous dotted notes. The recording also features Marie-Alexandre Guénin’s Third Symphony, a score typical of the Sturm und Drang dramatic gestures that has nothing to envy in the works of Guénin’s more prominent peers. The disc ends with Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17, K 453 performed by the young and talented Justin Taylor on the fortepiano.
Founded in 1783, the famous 18th century orchestra Concert de la Loge Olympique played for the likes of Marie-Antoinette and commissioned the “Paris symphonies” from Joseph Hadyn. Resurrected by violinist Julien Chauvin in 2015, the new orchestra carries on the tradition of playing Baroque repertoire on period instruments, even if they couldn’t carry on the “Olympique” name. Of variable format, the Concert de la Loge often performs with top soloists, such as Justin Taylor, and collaborates with renowned conductors to offer chamber music, symphonic, and vocal programmes.
Haydn: La Poule is out 29 September 2017 on Aparté.
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