Ofra Harnoy - Haydn Cello Concertos

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Franz Joseph Haydn (31 March 1732 – May 31 1809), known as Joseph Haydn, was an Austrian composer, one of the most prolific and prominent composers of the classical period. He is often called the "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet" because of his important contributions to these genres. He was also instrumental in the development of the piano trio and in the evolution of sonata form.[2][3]

A life-long resident of Austria, Haydn spent much of his career as a court musician for the wealthy Hungarian aristocratic Esterházy family on their remote estate. Isolated from other composers and trends in music until the later part of his long life, he was, as he put it, "forced to become original".[4] At the time of his death, he was one of the most celebrated composers in Europe.[5]

Joseph Haydn was the brother of Michael Haydn, himself a highly regarded composer, and Johann Evangelist Haydn, a tenor. He was also a close friend of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and a teacher of Ludwig van Beethoven.

Ofra Harnoy, CM (born January 31, 1965, Hadera, Israel) is a Canadian cellist.

She moved with her family to Toronto in 1971. When she was six, she began cello lessons with her father, Jacob Harnoy. Her teachers include Vladimir Orloff, William Pleeth, Pierre Fournier, Jacqueline du Pré, and Mstislav Rostropovich.

Harnoy made her professional debut as a soloist with orchestra at age ten. Her solo-orchestral and recital debuts at Carnegie Hall in 1982 brought her public and critical acclaim.

She performed and recorded the world premiere of the Offenbach Cello Concerto in 1983 and the North American premiere of the Bliss Cello Concerto in 1984. She also made the world premiere recordings of several Vivaldi concertos. In 1987 Harnoy joined the roster of RCA Victor Red Seal, and recorded several best selling albums.

It is uncertain whether she still plays, performs or records. wikipedia

1. Concerto in C, No. 1 (Moderato)
2. Concerto in C, No. 1 (Adagio)
3. Concerto in C, No. 1 (Allegro molto)
4. Concerto in C, No. 2 (Allegro moderato)
5. Concerto in C, No. 2 (Adagio)
6. Concerto in C, No. 2 (Allegro)

Ofra Harnoy
Franz Joseph Haydn
Cello Concertos NO s 1 & 2 Hob. VIIb.
Ofra Harnoy: Cello
Toronto Chamber Orchestra
Conducted By Paul Robinson
(Concertmaster - Gerard Kantarjian)

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