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From the Royal Albert Hall, London. Presented by Petroc Trelawny. Mariss Jansons conducts the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Haydn's Symphony No 100 in G (Military).

From the Royal Albert Hall, London. Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Mariss Jansons and his Dutch orchestra perform Haydn's Military Symphony, composed on his second visit to London in 1794-95, at a time when England and Holland were allied with Austria against republican France.

According to an early review, the slow movement - graphically portraying 'the hellish roar of war increase to a climax of horrid sublimity' - was greeted with repeated cries of 'Encore! in which the Ladies themselves could not forbear to join.'

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Mariss Jansons (conductor)

Haydn Symphony No 100 in G (Military).

25 minutes

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Tue 1 Sep 2009 19:30

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