Franz Joseph Haydn


Known as the “Father of the Symphony,” Joseph Haydn helped define instrumental forms such as the symphony, sonata, and string quartet. He spent much of his life as Kappellmeister to the Esterhazy family. Here, Haydn said, “I was cut off from the world. There was no one to confuse me…I was forced to become original.”
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Trio in G Major (in a Hungarian Style), Finale: Rondo
YUVAL TRIO: Jonathan Zak – piano, Uri Pianka – violin, Simca Heled – cello, from “Intermezzo” with Arie Vardi on Israel TV

Leonard Bernstein conducts Haydn’s Symphony Number 94 in G Major (“Surprise” Symphony) with the the Bernstein Wiener Philharmoniker, 9min 35s is the beginning of the 2nd movement where the surprises occur.

Richard Perlmutter’s parody of Haydn’s Surprise Symphony

Haydn – Symphony No. 104 in D major, ‘London’
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Bernard Haitink conductor
Royal Albert Hall, 7 September 2012

Igor Gruppman conducts Haydn’s “Farewell” Symphony, No. 45, 4th mvt.

Concert for oboe with orchestra C dur rondo, soloist Alexei Ogrinchuk, The Presidential Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus, conductor Victor Babarikin

Haydn’s Divertissement No. 2, Op. 100 for Flute, Violin and Cello
Shawn Wyckoff (flute), Maria Millar (violin) and Michael Haas (cello). Filmed live in concert at Elmira College in Elmira, NY on Jan 30, 2012.