This is the first project in a seven-volume series exploring the ‘Sturm und Drang’ movement, which swept
through all art forms in the between the early 1760s and 1780s. The purpose of this movement were to
frighten and perturb through the use of wild and subjective emotional means of expression.
This series of ‘Sturm und Drang’ recordings incorporates iconic compositions by Mozart, Gluck and, above
all, Joseph Haydn, but it also includes largely forgotten or neglected works by less familiar names. The music
featured on this disc was all composed in the 1760s. It includes ballet and opera as well as symphonies, but
is drawn together by the hallmarks of the remarkably visceral and dynamic style of music that we now call
‘Sturm und Drang’.