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Classical Breakdown

15. Haydn's final London Symphony

February 25, 2020

Haydn's final symphony can be thought of as the classic example of a symphony from the 18th century. It has everything you would want and expect while still pushing the genre forward for Beethoven to pick up a few years later. 

Show Notes

The recording we sampled in this episode

Sir Colin Davis and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

The King's Theatre (now Her Majesty's Theatre) as it was in Haydn's time. 

The King's Theatre

Is this the Folk song that inspired Haydn's Symphony No. 104 finale?

A recording of Haydn's Symphony No. 104 in the Haydnzaal at the Esterhazy Palace