Joseph Haydn

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Haydn: where to start with his music
Humorous, earnest, prolific and always deeply humane, the Austrian composer is credited with inventing the symphony and the string quartet. Even if that’s not strictly true, his creativity shaped western classical music

Rian Evans

14, Oct, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Prom 14: BBC Phil/Wellber review – creative approach makes for a magnificent Creation
Conducted from the keyboard, Omer Meir Wellber’s Haydn might have been idiosyncratic, but at its best this Proms performance was magical

Tim Ashley

30, Jul, 2019 @11:39 AM

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Alisa Weilerstein Transfigured Night – Haydn and Schoenberg CD review - captures each shift of colour
There’s beautiful balance and tenderness between cellist Alisa Weilerstein and the buoyant Trondheim Soloists on this yearning, soulful recording

Erica Jeal

30, Aug, 2018 @2:00 PM

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Lady Gaga, Rigoletto, Ode to Joy and Eliza's Aria? Earworms, all of them
Mark Twain wrote about it in 1876 and he didn’t even have a radio … some music gets stuck in our heads. Mind you, classical composers intended it that way

Tom Service

13, Oct, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about chaos
Chaos and confusion reign this week, with Bob Dylan, the Temptations, Devo and Philip Glass all making this week’s reader-curated playlist

George Boyland

13, Jul, 2017 @11:00 AM

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Haydn: Sun Quartets, Op 20 Nos 4-6 CD review – immaculate and spirited
The four musicians tackle the composer’s boldness with intensity and ferocity, but without losing poise and grace

Kate Molleson

22, Jun, 2017 @5:30 PM

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Haydn: Symphonies 8 & 84, Violin Concerto in A major CD – review
(Coro)

Stephen Pritchard

05, Feb, 2017 @7:15 AM

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Haydn: String Quartets Opp 54 & 55 CD review – countless pleasures
London Haydn Quartet
(Hyperion)

Fiona Maddocks

22, Jan, 2017 @7:25 AM

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BBC Symphony Orchestra: this week’s best UK classical concerts
Edward Gardner focuses on music from eastern Europe. Plus: BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Cuarteto Casals, Andris Nelsons and Written On Skin

Andrew Clements

06, Jan, 2017 @9:00 AM

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Haydn: Mass in Time of War; Nelson Mass CD review – mixed blessings
City of London Choir, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Davan Wetton
(RPO)

Stephen Pritchard

11, Dec, 2016 @7:15 AM

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Rambert: The Creation review – impeccable, if a little coy
Rambert dance Haydn beautifully, but was the Garden of Eden quite this decorous?

Luke Jennings

20, Nov, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Haydn: 107 Symphonies CD review – a lifetime’s wonderful listening
The Academy of Ancient Music/Hogwood; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century/ Brüggen; Accademia Bizantina/ Dantone
(Decca) (35 CDs)

Nicholas Kenyon

28, Aug, 2016 @7:10 AM

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