Giovanni Antonini & Kammerorchester Basel - Haydn 2032, Vol. 6: Lamentatione - Classic FM
You can’t go wrong with a smattering of Haydn symphonies and, as expected, each one is a gem of interlocking melodies and buoyant rhythms. But there’s more than that on display here: there was a reason they called him the Father of the Symphony, and on nos. 3, 26, 79 and 30 you can hear Antonini and the Kammerorchester Basel squeeze out every inch of emotion (the collection is subtitled ‘Lamentation’ for a reason).