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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 Today at 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 Today at 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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