Joseph Haydn, the great surpriser

The Treasure Hunt with Bas Wiegers

Nov 6 2022 • 20 mins

In this episode, I try to share how I fell in love with Joseph Haydn. It's a shout out to my former theory teachers!

I'm preparing two of his symphonies (38 and 101) for a concert with the Münchener Kammerorchester, and studying and rehearsing these works is so exciting and refreshing. Why does Haydn inspire me so much? And how can we keep discovering his music over and over again?

Here are links to the full recordings of the fragments I used:

Starsailor, Four on the floor

String Quartet no 57, Dudok Quartet

Symphony no 103, Sigiswald Kuyken & La Petite Bande

Symphony no 101, Frans Brüggen, Orchestra of the 18th Century