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Dussek: Four Symphonies (Naxos: 8.572683) (Helsinki Baroque Orchestra/ Aapo Häkkinen)


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  • Conductor: Aapo Häkkinen
  • Composer: Franz Xaver Dussek
  • Audio CD (2 July 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Naxos
  • ASIN: B0085AXTXW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 144,747 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Sinfonia in G Major, Altner G4: I. AllegroHelsinki Baroque Orchestra 4:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Sinfonia in G Major, Altner G4: II. AndanteHelsinki Baroque Orchestra 3:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Sinfonia in G Major, Altner G4: III. PrestoHelsinki Baroque Orchestra 2:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Sinfonia in B-Flat Major, Altner Bb2: I. Allegro con spiritoHelsinki Baroque Orchestra 4:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Sinfonia in B-Flat Major, Altner Bb2: II. AndanteHelsinki Baroque Orchestra 3:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Sinfonia in B-Flat Major, Altner Bb2: III. Allegro assaiHelsinki Baroque Orchestra 3:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Sinfonia in A Major, Altner A3: I. Largo maestoso - AllegroHelsinki Baroque Orchestra 4:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Sinfonia in A Major, Altner A3: II. AndanteHelsinki Baroque Orchestra 4:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Sinfonia in A Major, Altner A3: III. Allegro assaiHelsinki Baroque Orchestra 2:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Sinfonia in B-Flat Major, Altner Bb3: I. Allegro e vivoHelsinki Baroque Orchestra 6:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Sinfonia in B-Flat Major, Altner Bb3: II. AndanteHelsinki Baroque Orchestra 4:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Sinfonia in B-Flat Major, Altner Bb3: III. Minuetto - TrioHelsinki Baroque Orchestra 3:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Sinfonia in B-Flat Major, Altner Bb3: IV. Allegro assaiHelsinki Baroque Orchestra 6:24£0.99  Buy MP3 

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Helsinki Baroque Orchestra - Aapo Häkkinen, direction

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'All members of Helsinki Baroque…are among the elite… and fully responsive to every requirement [of conductor, Aapo Häkkinen]… He inspires his musicians into a softly atmospheric evocation of pastoral spaciousness interspersed with shadows of gentle agitation. Excellent.' --Nalen Anthoni, Gramophone Awards 2012 Issue

'If you are looking for enjoyable, little-known, well-played classical music, this could be precisely what you are looking for - high quality need not break the bank!' --Early Music Review, October 2013

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JohnW on 26 April 2014
Format: Audio CD
By way of an introduction to Dussek I hope I will be forgiven for quoting this text directly from the Naxos CD tray:

Mozart’s friend Franz Xaver Dussek (in whose summer villa he completed Don Giovanni) was a pianist, celebrated teacher and the leading composer of instrumental music in Prague. Like his compatriot Wanhal, Dussek completed his musical training in Vienna and, unsurprisingly, his works reflect the strong influence of composers such as Hofmann, Haydn and Dittersdorf. Dussek’s symphonies, most of which appear to have been composed in the 1760s and 1770s, are works of great charm and vivacity, cleverly orchestrated and full of striking melodic ideas.

My only previous encounter with Dussek was a collection of his keyboard sonatas that I used to hack my way through on the piano as a teenager and these pieces always struck me as melodious, well written, huge fun to play and easy to listen to. Was the music quite in the Haydn or Mozart class? Certainly not but then again how many composers are? This recording of four of the Dussek Sinfonias further cements my thoughts from all those years ago in a very positive way. The music is a breath of fresh air and there’s hardly a dull moment to be heard in the 53 minutes worth of music on this CD. Dussek was a tunesmith. All four symphonies are crammed full of melodies but there’s more to it than that. The orchestration is the work of a true craftsman and the musical ideas are allowed to develop in a true symphonic sense.

The Helsinki Baroque Orchestra sounds much bigger than its role call of 18 players would suggest. The string sound is deep and rich and the forward recording captures the buzz of the cellos and the bright violin timbre that one has come to expect from an ensemble playing on period instruments.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lance Edwards on 2 Jun 2014
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Yes, good recording, good performances, good price.... Worth hearing but I'm not sure the works are essential to anything but a very large collection.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Dussek symphonies 1 Sep 2012
By E. S. Wilks - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Frantisek Xaver Dusek, known in Vienna as Franz Xaver Dussek, was one of several eighteenth-century Bohemian composers who excelled in the composition of symphonies. Many Bohemian composers, especially Johann Stamitz and Johann Baptist Wanhal, sought employment outside Bohemia, but Dussek, who was also a highly respected pianist and teacher, spent the latter part of his career in Prague. Thanks to the patronage of Count Johann Spork, Dussek attended the Jesuit Gymnasium at Hradec Kralove. He subsequently studied in Prague with Habermann and then in Vienna with Georg Christoph Wagenseil, an eminent harpsichord virtuoso and court composer whose pupils included Leopold Hofmann and Joseph Anton Steffan.
Dussek probably had a close professional association with the orchestras of Counts Pachta and Clam Gallas. Through Dussek's wife Josepha, a celebrated soprano, who had family connections with Salzburg, the Dusseks became very friendly with Mozart. Mozart probably envied Dussek's obvious success as a freelance virtuoso, composer, and teacher working in both Prague and Vienna.
Dussek wrote most of his symphonies during the 1760s and 1770s, but precise dating seems to be mostly impossible; they were composed before the fully-fledged classical style emerged in the 1780s, but they exhibit several progressive stylistic tendencies. Some comprise three-movements; others, with an added minuet and trio, comprise four. The omission of a minuet and trio in no way implies that a work is early or primitive since both three- and four-movement symphonies continued to be written until comparatively late in the century.
The symphonies on this CD are expertly crafted, with abundant melody and variety, and it is hard to understand their neglect until now. The performances by the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra under Aapo Hakkinen are delightfully crisp and the recorded sound is excellent.
Ted Wilks
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Lively. 22 Nov 2012
By John - Published on Amazon.com
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Dussek saw in the Classical Era, and his music reflects this. Influence by Joseph Haydn and Dittersdorf in Vienna is noticed, but these Symphonies are individual, melodic and clever.
Sound production is good, but I found the bass too thin at times. Of interest, Mozart completed his score of Don Giovanni in Dussek's summer villa!
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Well-Crafted and Enticing on a Small Scale 12 Feb 2013
By J. R. Trtek - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Allowing for spelling variants, there's more than one Dussek lurking in the annals of classical music. Perhaps the most famous is Jan Ladislav Dussek, a contemporary of Mozart who had the good fortune to live a bit longer. The works on this disc, however, are by Franz Xaver Dussek, born a year before Haydn and an acquaintance of Mozart -- Dussek's wife sang in more than one of Mozart's operas. The four symphonies on the album are all engaging and vivacious, galant-ish compositions that are memorable primarily for the mood they create rather than for any lasting impression of the themes themselves. The last one on the program is in four movements, while the preceding ones are in three sections each. If you're looking for some 18th Century alternatives to Haydn or Mozart, music that bears repeated listening without any loss of freshness with each hearing, this should be a prime candidate, along with a companion Naxos disc of three other sinfonias by this same composer, though played by a different ensemble.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Helsinki Baroque Orchestra shines!!! 11 Jan 2013
By John Howard - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I've always been interested in listening to compositions by the scores of composers whose names are not so well known (as the ones we hear about all the time- Classical Music aficionados know who they are). Lately, I've been exploring more and more of these "not so well known" composers and to my ultimate delight, I've literally gone deeper and deeper into an enchanted forest of sweet baroque, classical, and romantic music!

The Four Symphonies of Franz Xavier Dussek (1731-1799)is one of those "explorations" - and what a delight! The Helsinki Baroque Orchestra delivers a brilliant performance under the direction of Aapo Hakkinen. The quality of the recording is excellent- crisp highs and in certain areas, deep lows. Highly recommended!
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Five Stars 30 July 2014
By Roy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I highly recommend it for classical music fans.
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