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Episode 3

Donald Macleod looks at a major change in Haydn's life, following the arrival on the scene of the new archbishop of Salzburg, Hieronymus Colloredo.

Donald Macleod documents a major change in Haydn's life, with the arrival on the scene of the new archbishop of Salzburg, Hieronymus Colloredo - later to become infamous as the man who gave Mozart a kicking. Colloredo instituted a radical programme of reform that kept Haydn busy producing new music for the liturgy. Perhaps as a direct result, he composed relatively little chamber music - the Notturno in G for string quintet is one of the finest examples. (Mozart is known to have played viola in at least one performance - in Munich, in 1777.).

1 hour

Music Played

  • Michael Haydn

    Notturno in G major for string quintet, MH189 (P109)

    Performer: Das Wiener Philharmonia Quintett: Peter Wächter, Harald Krumpöck, Peter Sagaischek, Elmar Landerer, Robert Nagy

    • Camerata CMCD-28013,.
  • Michael Haydn

    Movement from Violin Concerto in A major, MH207: Allegro ma non troppo

    Performer: Barnabás Kelemen (Violin and Director), Erkel Ferenc Chamber Orchestra

    • Hungaroton HCD 32057.
    • 7.
  • Michael Haydn

    Der Bassgeiger zu Wörgl (singspiel), MH205

    Performer: Barbara Meszaros (Singer), Hans Christoph Begemann (Singer), Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss, Johannes Goritzki

    • CPO 999 513-2,.
    • 4 to12.

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