Thanks to Julien Chauvin and his ensemble La Loge, the programs of the Concert Spirituel's evenings in the late 18th century Paris come back to life. The so called Haydn's symphonies parisiennes are the core of their musical project which also features contemporary composers, some of them are still unknown.
After La Reine, Julien Chauvin and his musicians release La Poule, which mischievous doted notes are famous, and Marie-Alexandre Guenin's Third Symphony. In addition to being a member of the Concert Spirituel's orchestra as a violinist, Guenin was a teacher and a composer. This score, typical of the Sturm und Drang dramatic gestures, has nothing to envy to the works of his 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. His technique allows his sensibility and intelligence to blossom freely so that the soloist can offer a pure moment of delicacy.
Symphony No. 83 in G minor, Hob.I.83 The Hen
Symphonie no 83 en sol mineur, Hob.I.83 ? La Poule ?
1. I. Allegro spiritoso
2. II. Andante
3. III. Menuet. Allegretto – Trio
4. IV. Vivace
Symphony in D minor, Op. 4 No. 3
Symphonie en re mineur, op. 4 no 3
5. I. Allegro di molto
6. II. Andante
7. III. Allegro di molto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K. 453
Concerto pour piano no 17 en sol majeur, K. 453
8. I. Allegro
9. II. Andante
10. III. Allegretto
Total : 63'04