GOLDEN ERA RECORDED MUSIC project (June 26, 2019): The Music of HAYDN

The Project continues and shifts gears: Franz J. Haydn and the birth of the symphony.


We will sample 5 early symphonies of Haydn, first performed for wealthy Austrian nobility over 250 years ago in central Europe. The astonishing details of Haydn's musical life in the employ of the Esterhazy family will be told in this first chapter of a series that will explain and demonstrate with great recordings the development of the symphony to the present day.


The Project is fortunate to own all 8 volumes of the long out-of-print complete vinyl pressings of Haydn symphonies, and this is the first installment of a survey that will give the curious music lover a vivid taste of the musical form that was invented by Haydn and never grew stale, even with his 104 versions!


The SYMPHONY chapters of the Project will, in the course of the coming year, play for you many of the works made possible by Haydn's amazing invention. Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Berlioz, Bruckner, Mahler, Shostakovich, Ives are a few of the unique characters that owe a big “thank you” to Papa Haydn.


The event is free (from 7 to 8 pm); dessert & tea will be served.



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