Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Haydn Season

Not necessarily by design, Joshua and I seem to be experiencing a Franz Joseph Haydn celebration.

For the last month or more, we have been listening to, among other things, a disc of Haydn’s Symphonies Nos. 97, 98 and 99.

An hour ago, we decided to attend tomorrow afternoon’s concert by The Handel And Haydn Society, which will perform Haydn’s Symphonies Nos. 83 (“Hen”) and 94 (“Surprise”).

In two weeks, when my parents will come for a visit, we shall hear the Boston Symphony play Haydn’s Symphonies Nos. 80 and 95.

Haydn is inexhaustible—and it is not often that one has the opportunity to hear so many Haydn symphonies within a short period of time.

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