Haydn, Joseph: Symphony No. 73 - 'La Chasse'
Edited by Christopher Hogwood using the recently discovered autograph, and now published for the first time in full score with parts, this “symphony quintetto” adaptation of one of Haydn’s favourite works was made by John Peter Salomon, the composer’s concert-master. The keyboard contribution is optional, though effective, and the ingenuity with which the strings and flute accommodate Haydn’s full orchestral writing is a genuine tribute to Salomon’s skill. A significant addition to the repertoire of sociable Hausmusik, this fine arrangement will also be a delight for professionals in concert.
As always, HH has produced an interesting and well edited publication.
Early Music Review