Donald Macleod on what working at the court of Esterhazy meant for Haydn. With Adagio - Allegro (Symphony No 6 in D), String Quartet in B minor, H III 64 and Symphony No 83.
"As head of an orchestra I could experiment, observe what heightened the effect and what weakened it, and so could improve, expand, cut, take risks. I was cut off from the world, there was no one near me to torment me or make me doubt myself, and so I had to become original." Donald Macleod investigates what working the court of Esterházy meant for Haydn.