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    Joseph Haydn

    Post  George on Sun 10 Dec 2017, 06:20

    I have just enjoyed listening to a piano trio in G major by Haydn in “Through the Night” on BBC Radio 3. It was the work catalogued as Hoboken XV:25, the one with a rondo finale in the Gypsy style (Rondo all’Ongarese); the performers were the Grieg Trio.


    Joseph Haydn (1732–1809) was born in Rohrau, Austria.



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    Post  Sylvia on Tue 19 Dec 2017, 06:22

    Another Haydn piano trio, Hob. XV:30 in E-flat major, was played in “Through the Night” (presented by John Shea) a moment ago; the performers were the Kungsbacka Piano Trio.
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    Post  George on Thu 21 Dec 2017, 12:35

    One of the clues in the cryptic crossword in today’s Metro is:


    This man’s note may produce surprise (12)

    I figured out the solution to be ASTONISHMENT (anagram of “this man’s note”). I thought it was a rubbish clue! A much better one (for another puzzle) would be:


    This man’s note may produce surprise (6,5)

    Answer: JOSEPH HAYDN!



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    Post  Sylvia on Fri 22 Dec 2017, 13:14

    In the last hour of today’s “Essential Classics” (presented by Suzy Klein) there was a string quartet in B♭ by Haydn, his Op. 76 № 4 (Hob. III:78).
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    Post  George on Mon 01 Jan 2018, 20:10

    A moment ago, I enjoyed listening to that quartet (performed by the Kuijken String Quartet) on my laptop.



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    Post  Sylvia on Sun 07 Jan 2018, 08:04

    The quartet is nicknamed “Sunrise”. Radio 3 seems to be rather fond of it: the first movement of it was played just now, by the Tokyo String Quartet, on “Breakfast” with Elizabeth Alker.
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    Post  George on Mon 08 Jan 2018, 17:35

    A moment ago, I enjoyed listening to the Quartet in E♭, Op. 76 № 6 (Hob. III:80) (performed by the Kuijken String Quartet) on my laptop.



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    Post  Sylvia on Tue 09 Jan 2018, 01:22

    At the moment, I am listening to the Symphony № 103 in E-flat major, Hob. I:103, in “Through the Night” with Catriona Young, the Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra conducted by Roberto Buffo in a live performance. This is the work that is nicknamed “Drum Roll”.
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    Post  George on Tue 09 Jan 2018, 05:24

    A moment ago, I enjoyed listening to another Haydn work in “Through the Night”, a keyboard sonata in G major, the Hob. XVI:27, with Niklas Sivelöv on piano.



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    Post  Sylvia on Sun 14 Jan 2018, 04:11

    A moment ago, the String Quartet in G major, Op. 77 № 1 (Hob. III:81) was played in “Through the Night” with Jonathan Swain, performed by the Royal String Quartet. I only managed to catch the finale on tuning in.
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    Post  George on Tue 16 Jan 2018, 05:55

    I enjoyed listening to that quartet (played by the Quatuor Mosaïques) on my laptop a moment ago.



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    Post  Sylvia on Tue 16 Jan 2018, 06:16

    I like the fact that Haydn seems to have become a regular feature in Radio 3’s “Through the Night”. This morning (with Jonathan Swain) there was a keyboard sonata in G minor, the Hob. XVI:44, played on piano by Petras Geniušas.
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    Post  George on Thu 18 Jan 2018, 03:28

    And I like the fact that there are people lucky enough to suffer from insomnia and be able to be awake at this time of day to enjoy listening to Haydn’s splendid music. A moment ago, the Op. 77 № 1 quartet was played again in “Through the Night” with Jonathan Swain, this time performed by the Australian String Quartet.



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    Post  Sylvia on Sat 20 Jan 2018, 03:10

    The Elias Quartet is now playing the String Quartet in G major, Op. 76 № 1 (Hob. III:75) in “Through the Night” with Jonathan Swain.
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    Post  George on Thu 25 Jan 2018, 05:11

    At the moment, I am listening to the Symphony № 22 in E-flat major, Hob. I:22, in “Through the Night” with Jonathan Swain, performed by the Amsterdam Bach Soloists. Nicknamed “The Philosopher”, it is remarkable for the substitution of a pair of cor anglais for the usual pair of oboes in the score.



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    Post  Sylvia on Wed 07 Feb 2018, 03:43

    The Engegård Quartet is now playing the String Quartet in D major, Op. 76 № 5 (Hob. III:79) in “Through the Night” with John Shea.
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    Post  George on Mon 12 Feb 2018, 11:26

    The Piano Sonata in B-flat major, Hob. XVI:41, is now being played by Jean-Efflam Bavouzet in “Essential Classics” with Ian Skelly.



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    Post  Sylvia on Sun 18 Feb 2018, 09:53

    Haydn’s operas are not particularly well known but at the moment one can hear the scene “Bella sera” from Act 1 of his operatic work L’infedeltà delusa, Hob. XXVI:5, in “Sunday Morning” with Sarah Walker (Aldo Baldin, Edith Mathis, Claes‐Håkan Ahnsjö, Michael Devlin and Barbara Hendricks with the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra conducted by Antal Dorati).
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    Post  George on Sun 18 Feb 2018, 10:10

    Haydn’s patron Prince Nikolaus Esterházy played the baryton, an obsolete string instrument – and we have this to thank for a number (put at 175 by Wikipedia) of compositions by Haydn for this instrument that have survived.



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    Post  Sylvia on Tue 20 Feb 2018, 05:09

    The Symphony № 26 in D minor, Hob. I:26, played by the Orchestra Libera Classica conducted by Hidemi Suzuki just now in “Through the Night” with Catriona Young, is nicknamed “Lamentatione”. It is a three-movement work without a proper finale (that is to say, it ends with the minuet & trio movement).
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    Post  George on Wed 21 Feb 2018, 05:05

    The first movement of Haydn’s Symphony № 63 in C major, Hob. I:63, is also the overture (more or less) to the opera Il mondo della luna, Hob. XXVIII:7. It (the overture, not the opera) has just been played in “Through the Night” with Catriona Young, Ton Koopman conducting the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra.



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    Post  Sylvia on Sun 11 Mar 2018, 01:20

    Symphony № 34 in D minor, Hob. I:34, is now being played by the BBC Symphony Orchestra with Sakari Oramo as conductor in “Through the Night” with John Shea.
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    Post  George on Thu 15 Mar 2018, 12:05

    Haydn is Radio 3’s Composer of the Week this week – as I only found out a moment ago.



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    Post  Sylvia on Thu 15 Mar 2018, 12:25

    Sir Colin Davis is conducting the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Symphony № 100 in G major, Hob. I:100, in “Composer of the Week” with Donald Macleod now. The recording was made in 1977, when Sir Colin was just Colin Davis and the RCO just the Concertgebouw Orchestra.
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    Post  George on Thu 15 Mar 2018, 14:50

    In Monday’s programme, Christopher Hogwood conducted the Academy of Ancient Music in Symphony № 96 in D major, Hob. I:96.



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    Post  Sylvia on Thu 15 Mar 2018, 16:15

    In Tuesday’s programme, Roger Norrington conducted the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra in Symphony № 94 in G major, Hob. I:94.
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    Post  George on Thu 15 Mar 2018, 19:18

    In yesterday’s programme, Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducted the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Symphony № 99 in E-flat major, Hob. I:99 – while the Takács Quartet performed String Quartet in C major, Op. 74 № 1, Hob. III:72.



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    Post  Sylvia on Fri 16 Mar 2018, 12:39

    In today’s programme, Marc Minkowski conducts Les Musiciens du Louvre in Symphony № 104 in D major, Hob. I:104 – while the Florestan Trio performs Piano Trio in F-sharp minor, Hob. XV:26.
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    Post  George on Sun 18 Mar 2018, 06:16

    Ádám Fischer is now conducting the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Symphony № 88 in G major, Hob. I:88, in “Through the Night” with Catriona Young.



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    Post  Sylvia on Sun 22 Apr 2018, 11:25

    Earlier today, the Amadeus Quartet played the String Quartet in D minor, Op. 76 № 2 (Hob. III:76) in “Sunday Morning” with Sarah Walker.

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