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Norman Lebrecht - Slipped disc

September 29

Another ‘half-full’ Bartok concert in Munich

Norman Lebrecht - Slipped discHere’s the next in the series of Bartok for Europe , played by the Munich Chamber Orchestra at the Allerheiligen-Hofkirche last night. This was the downstairs area. The galleries were completely vacant. Of the 400 seats available about 120 were occupied, according to a visitor. And perhaps half of those were paid for. Poor Bartok. UPDATE: The programme was: JOSEPH HAYDN – Symphony No. 52 in C minor SÁNDOR VERESS – Passacaglia concertante MOZART – Oboe Concerto in C Major KV 314 BARTÓK – Divertimento for strings

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September 29

“Transformational” Progress At Boston’s Handel And Haydn As America’s Oldest Performing Arts Institution Expands

Executive director David Snead: Of the $13 million raised, “$8.3 million was for endowment, which will result in a quadrupling of the corpus, and another $5.2 million was raised for a new Strategic Initiatives Fund that is financing a triple-digit increase in education programs, national touring, 6 CD’s, growth in staff, new audience development initiatives such as these videos and online streaming of concerts and market research and a new brand strategy, increases in artistic budget, the commissioning of a new work by Gabriela Frank together with the Library of Congress, infrastructure and capacity growth etc. And the number of new subscribers has doubled in one year. As a result of all this, H+H has grown from a $3 million operation to a $5 million operation in the course of just a few years, all while posting 6 consecutive balanced budgets. So yes, the joint is transformed.”




Norman Lebrecht - Slipped disc

September 15

Boulez and Mozart: Closer than we thought

Pierre Boulez once told me that Mozart was ‘trivial’ and he would never waste his time conducting such music. At the New York Philharmonic, he added, he persuaded them to substitute Haydn for Mozart. This was in 1985. Now, a diligent Slipped Disc reader has come up with the facts, which are not quite as Pierre remembered them. Boulez conducted these works by Mozart with the NY Phil (source: NY Phil digital archives), in all, 33 performances of Mozart: ADAGIO AND FUGUE, STRING QUARTET, C MIN, K.546 (QUART./STR. ORCH.) (5) CONCERTO, CLARINET, A MAJOR, K.622 (1) CONCERTO, FLUTE AND HARP IN C, K.297C (OLD K.299) (1) CONCERTO, FLUTE NO. 1, G MAJOR, K.285C (OLD K.313) (1) CONCERTO, HORN NO. 2, E-FLAT MAJOR, K.417 (2) CONCERTO, PIANO NO. 09, E-FLAT MAJOR, K.271 (JEUNEHOMME) (2) CONCERTO, PIANO NO. 10, E-FLAT MAJOR, K.316A (OLD K.365) (2 PIANOS) (1) CONCERTO, PIANO NO. 15, B-FLAT MAJOR, K.450 (1) CONCERTO, PIANO NO. 19, F MAJOR, K.459 (1) CONCERTO, PIANO NO. 20, D MINOR, K.466 (1) CONCERTO, PIANO NO. 24, C MINOR, K.491 (1) CONCERTO, PIANO NO. 27, B-FLAT MAJOR, K.595 (2) CONCERTO, VIOLIN NO. 3, G MAJOR, K.216 (2) CONCERTO, VIOLIN NO. 5, A MAJOR, K.219 (1) COSÌ FAN TUTTE (OVERTURE), K.588 (1) MAGIC FLUTE, THE (OVERTURE), K.620 (1) QUARTET, STRINGS, NO. 23, F MAJOR, K.590 (1) RONDO, PIANO, D MAJOR, K.382 (1) SERENADE NO. 9, D MAJOR, K.320, “POSTHORN” (2) SERENADE NO. 12, C MINOR, K.384A (OLD K.388) (1) SINFONIA CONCERTANTE, VLN/VLA, E-FLAT MAJOR, K.320D (K.364) (1) SYMPHONY NO. 36, C MAJOR, K.425, “LINZ” (2) SYMPHONY NO. 39, E-FLAT MAJOR, K.543 (1) SYMPHONY NO. 40, G MINOR, K.550 (1) VORREI SPIEGARVI OH DIO, K.418 (1) Also, According to the Proms archive, he conducted several Mozart concertos. There is a live recording of the coronation concerto with Clifford Curzon: He recorded some early Mozart concertos with The Domaine Musicale and Yvonne Loriod who was making a complete cycle. Finally, who could forget this remarkable performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 with Maria Joao Pires and the Berlin Phil?



Joseph Haydn
(1732 – 1809)

Joseph Haydn (31 March 1732 - 31 May 1809) was an Austrian composer, one of the most prolific and prominent composers of the Classical period. He is often called the "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet" because of his important contributions to these forms. He was also instrumental in the development of the piano trio and in the evolution of sonata form. A life-long resident of Austria, Haydn spent much of his career as a court musician for the wealthy Hungarian aristocratic Esterházy family on their remote estate. Isolated from other composers and trends in music until the later part of his long life, he was, as he put it, "forced to become original".[5] At the time of his death, he was one of the most celebrated composers in Europe. Joseph Haydn was the brother of Michael Haydn, himself a highly regarded composer, and Johann Evangelist Haydn, a tenor. He was also a close friend of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and a teacher of Ludwig van Beethoven.



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