His was always a lively listen but 200 years after the composer’s death, Haydn’s fresh and innovatory spirit matters more than ever.

Lived1732-1809
Mostly inthe Esterházy court and vienna
Best known forstring quartets, over 100 symphonies, piano sonatas, The creation
Similar to Mozart, Early Beethoven, CPE Bach


A late-night Prom: Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s London Baroque Soloists are spinning their way through the finale of Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No 90 in C Major. The music arrives...

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