Haydn: First and Last

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Joseph Haydn’s first symphony in 1759 seemed to burst into being as the product of a fully formed creative genius. When he composes his last – four decades and over 100 symphonies later – for his London residency (1791 – 95), we are left with a body of work of remarkable consistency. Not only are there no gaps or mediocre pieces in his catalogue, but each composition is also a creative gem. Tonight’s concert presents a panoramic view of Haydn’s music; a universe emerging as if from the big bang with galaxies of energetic runs, glorious arching melodies and dexterous orchestration that appear to exist in both its first and last moments.


Enjoy code: 252515
Target groups
Elderly, Youth, Adult
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