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Composer of the Week, Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) Episode guide

  1. Episode 5

    Haydn's Armida deals in love and sorcery, and Orfeo ed Euridice revisits the Orpheus myth.

    First broadcast: 05 Jun 2009

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  2. Episode 4

    Haydn changed course in L'isola disabitata; La fedelta premiata has a fine operatic finale

    First broadcast: 04 Jun 2009

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  3. Episode 3

    Haydn often chose awful libretti. La vera costanza is typical, yet its music is inspired.

    First broadcast: 03 Jun 2009

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  4. Episode 2

    Haydn wrote two comic operas in the 1770s: L'infedelta delusa and L'incontro improvviso.

    First broadcast: 02 Jun 2009

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  5. Episode 1

    Some of Haydn's best music was written for the stage, but his operas are less well-known.

    First broadcast: 01 Jun 2009

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