A world premiere recording of festive cantatas to the glory of Prince Nicolaus Esterházy. Two of these three works have never been played since their first performances in 1763 and 1764. Haydn composed them in the relative isolation of the princely court, and they display the full artistic resources of the Vice-Kapellmeister, as he then was.
"Spering and his supreme ensemble delicately reaffirm the great composer's genius for maintaining orchestral grandeur with the lightest of touches and the most elegant of gestures in this superb recording." The Observer