Franz Anton Hoffmeister (1754 – 1812):

Sinfonie D major „La Chasse“

Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809):

Three operatic arias

Johann Michael Haydn (1737 – 1806)

Serenata D major


Concilium musicum Wien on authentic instruments


Ursula Fiedler, soprano

conductor: Paul Angerer


(Live recording of concert of the Haydn-Society Wien from Festsaal of the Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften

from 18. October 2005)

sound samples

order no. CCD 449
EAN 4028183004499

about this recording:

On 25 March 1791, Joseph Haydn conducted the third of the season’s Salomon Concerts in the Hanover Square Rooms. The program included works by Muzio Clementi, Ignaz Pleyel, Johann Peter Salomon, Jan Ladislaus Dussek, and Haydn’s own compositions (the Symphony in B-flat Minor and a cantata). The work that concluded the concert was the Grande Sinfonie La Chasse “by the prolific composer Franz Anton Hoffmeister in Vienna.”

An important chapter in the story of Joseph Haydn’s operatic activities are the interlude arias that he composed. After 1784, his own stream of operas ran dry – the whole of his vocal works are represented by these arias. A particularly important position is occupied by the arias that Haydn composed for his mistress Luigia Polzelli.

The opulently orchestrated, eight-movement “Serenata, à piu Stromenti, tutti obbligati” was Michael Haydn’s second major symphonic work after the Serenata from 10 August 1767. The occasion for which it was composed is not known – in any case, the structure of both works recall the five serenades Mozart composed between 1769 and 1779. They are so-called “final pieces”: such works were performed by the students toward the end of the school year for the sovereign in his summer residence and for their professors in front of the university, but were also composed for weddings, name days, and other festivities. The “march” was used as processional music for the entry and exit.


Franz Anton Hoffmeister (1754 – 1812): Symphony D major „La Chasse“

Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809): Aria of  Merlina for Domenico Cimarosa’s „L’impresario in Angustie“ (Esterháza, 1779)

Aria of Nannina for Pasquale Anfossi’s „La Metilde ritrovata“ (Esterháza, 1779)

Aria of Donna Stella for Giovanni Paisiello’s „La Frascatana“ (Esterháza, 1779)

Johann Michael Haydn (1737 – 1806) Serenata D-Dur

sound samples (mp3):

Franz Anton Hoffmeister: Symphony D major „La Chasse“

1 Allegro, 2 Adagio, 3 Menuetto con Trio, 4 Allegro con brio

Joseph Haydn: 5 Aria of Merlina, 6 Aria of Nannina, 7 Aria of Donna Stella

Johann Michael Haydn: Serenata D major: 8 Marcia, 9 Allegro molto, 10 Menuetto, 11 Andante cantabile, 12 Menuetto. Allegro, 13 Polonese, 14 Andante con variazioni, 15 Finale. Rondeau Vivace,



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