Another brave project on Brilliant Classics: the recording of the complete Folksong arrangements by Joseph Haydn. There are over 400 of them: Scottish and Welsh songs, all written on commission.
Singers Lorna Anderson and Jamie MacDougall together with the Austrian Haydn Trio Eisenstadt are recording these folksongs in their native language. Until 2009, the bicentenary of Haydn’s death, one volume will be released each year. This large scale scholarly project is supported by many partners, including the Haydn Institut in Cologne.
Previous releases have been received with great acclaim.
Volume III contains the third and last part of the Scottish Songs written for Scottish publisher George Thomson. There are also 3 CD’s containing all Welsh Songs written for the same publisher.
- Very well documented, the booklet contains all texts.