Haydn

Airs Monday, August 3, at 1 p.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony, pianist Daniil Trifonov joins maestro Osmo Vänskä for Rachmaninoff's tribute to one of music most chrarismatic entities and a performance of the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Maestro Vänskä will open with a performance of Night Ride and Sunrise by Sibelius and you'll also hear the Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1947 version) by Stravinsky, the Symphony No. 6 by Sibelius, and from the archive we'll hear a performance of Haydn's Symphony No. 60 in C major, Il distratto.

Airs Thursday, July 16, at 1 p.m. This week on Carnegie Hall Live, pianist Sir András Schiff will take on four great works by four masters of music. He'll perform Haydn's Piano Sonata in C Major; Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major; Mozart's Piano Sonata in C Major; and Schubert's Piano Sonata in C Minor. Join us for Schiif and Great Artists on this week's Carnegie Hall Live.

Airs Monday, April 4, at 12 noon.  This week on the Cleveland Orchestra broadcast concert we pay tribute to Haydn as French hornists Richard King and Jesse McCormack take center stage in the Concerto for Two Horns by Franz Joseph Haydn. Maestro Matthew Halls will also lead the orchestra in Haydn's L'isola disabitata Overture and Haydn's Symphony No. 101, his "Clock" symphony. Pianist Marc-André Hamelin will be featured as well in his Cleveland Orchestra debut with a performance of Haydn's Piano Concerto No. 11.

Airs Monday, March 23, at 11 a.m. This week on the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Nicolas McGegan conducts Vivaldi’s Four Seasons featuring Ye-Eun Choi on violin. We'll also hear Haydn’s Symphony No. 103 and the Chaconne from Idomeneo by Mozart. Jim Cunningham will host.

Airs Thursday, December 11 at 8 p.m. Some historians believe that the origins of the string quartet can be traced back to the Baroque trio sonata, in which two solo instruments performed with a continuo section consisting of a bass instrument and a keyboard. Others suggest that the widespread practice of playing works written for string orchestra with just four players, covering the bass part with cello alone, helped formulate the idea of the string quartet. But everyone agrees that the string quartet rose to prominence through the work of Joseph Haydn, and that ever since, the string quartet has been prestigious, and considered a true test of a composer's art. In this program, we listen to string quartets by Haydn, Mozart and Mendelssohn, performed by the Miami String Quartet at the 2013 Savannah Music Festival.

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