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The Shakespeare of Music

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Thursday 11 November 2010

Haydn is tempted to London by the impresario Johann Peter Salomon and becomes a sought-after celebrity, composing a dozen symphonies which contain some of his finest music. The English capital was much more important in building the composer's fame and legacy than his home of Vienna, as Donald Macleod discovers.

Music Played

4 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    Joseph Haydn Finale: Vivace from 'London' Trio No. 1 in C (HobIV/1)

    Performer: Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute) Performer: Isaac Stern (violin) Performer: Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)

    Sony Classical SM2K89984

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    Joseph Haydn Kyrie from Mass No. 11 in D minor, 'Nelson Mass' (HobXXII/11)

    Performer: Donna Brown (soprano) Performer: Monteverdi Choir Performer: English Baroque Soloists Performer: John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    Philips 470 286-2

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    Joseph Haydn Keyboard Trio No. 25, 'Gypsy Trio' (HobXV/25) in G

    Performer: Vienna Piano Trio Performer: (Wolfgang Redik, violin; Marcus Trefny, cello; Stefan Mendl, piano)

    Nimbus NI 5535

  • Image for Joseph Haydn

    Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 104, 'London' in D

    Performer: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Performer: Colin Davis (conductor)

    Philip432286-2

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