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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.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Joseph Haydn

    Adagio – Allegro from Symphony No. 6 in D major "Le Matin"

    Performer: The Hanover Band Performer: Roy Goodman (conductor)

    • Helios CDH55112.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet Op. 64 No. 2 (HobIII/64) in B minor

    Performer: The Lindsays

    • ASV CD DCA 1083.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No. 83, 'La Poule' in G minor

    Performer: Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra Performer: Adam Fischer (conductor)

    • Nimbus Records NI5419/20.

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