7 Apr 2013

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

From Composer of the Week, 9:00 am on 7 April 2013
Joseph Haydn

Portrait of Joseph Haydn Photo: Thomas Hardy, Public Domain

 

What does Haydn have in common with Jane Austen? How many works did he write for the baryton? What is the baryton? Why did he write the Farewell Symphony? Which keyboard instrument was common in Haydn’s time? Which of Haydn’s well-known works do we wish we hadn’t heard of? What was life like in the Enlightenment?

For the answers to these questions and other quirky, entertaining and just plain interesting facts, check out Steve Danby’s programme on Franz Joseph Haydn.

Music Details:

HAYDN: Andante, Symphony No 94  - Stuttgart Radio SO/ Roger Norrington (Hanssler CD 93.252)
HAYDN: Menuet, from Baryton Trio - Netherlands Baryton Trio (Etcetera KTC 1313)
HAYDN: Symphony No 45, Farewell - English Concert/ Trevor Pinnock (Archiv 435 001)
HAYDN: Adagio, Symphony No 51 - Orch of the Age of Enlightenment/ Franz Brüggen (Philips 473 015)
HAYDN: Allegro, Trumpet Concerto - Niklas Eklund (tpt), Swedish CO/ Roy Goodman (Naxos 8.554806)
HAYDN: Menuet, Sonata Hob XVI No32 - Marcia Hadjimarkos (clavichord) (ZigZag ZZT 2990 901)
HAYDN: Variations in F minor N771 - Alfred Brendel (pno) (Philips 416 643)
HAYDN: Haydn Quartet in F, op. 77 no. 2  BG77 - Fitzwilliam String Quartet (Divine Art DDV 24151)
HAYDN: DeutschlandUberAllesChoral  - Unknown (private)
HAYDN: In un mar..., Orfeo and Euridice - Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo), Uwe Heilmann (ten), Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (bass), Academy of Ancient Music Chorus & Orch (L’Oiseau-Lyre 452 668)
HAYDN: The Creation, Part I No 1  - Sally Matthews (sop), Ian Bostridge (ten), Dietrich Henschel (bar), London Symphony Chorus & Orch/ Colin Davis (LSO Live 0628)
HAYDN: Allegretto, Symphony No 100 3163 - Philharmonia Hungarica/ Antal Dorati (Decca 417 718)
HAYDN: Introduzione II, Seven last words X329 - Emerson String Quartet (DG 474 836)
HAYDN: The Creation, Part I Nos 10-11 - Sally Matthews (sop), Ian Bostridge (ten), Dietrich Henschel (bar), London Symphony Chorus & Orch/ Colin Davis (LSO Live 0628)

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