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Mechanical Haydn
Nicholas I, Prince Eszterháza was crazy about the arts! He built a number of palaces and his taste for opera and other grand musical productions earned him the title “the Magnificent.” He certainly was extravagant in his clothing budget, and
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Muses and Musings
Joseph Haydn and Marianne Genzinger
Joseph Haydn was highly successful in his musical profession and the business aspects surrounding it. Yet, his personal life was somewhat of a mess. Under contract with Count Morzin, Haydn fell in love with Therese Keller. However, once he secured
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Minors of the Majors
Franz Joseph Haydn: Baryton Trio No. 97 in D Major, Hob. XI:97
“Minors of the Majors” invites you to discover compositions by the great classical composers that for one reason or another have not reached the musical mainstream. Please enjoy, and keep listening!
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Auld Lang Syne packaged by Joseph Haydn
Welcoming the New Year frequently involves a glass of champagne and a celebratory kiss from somebody nearby. At the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve the English-speaking world, either before or after extensive toasting and kissing, also collectively launches
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Haydn: The Creation
“The story of the creation,” Joseph Haydn wrote in 1801 “has always been considered the sublimest and most awe-inspiring image for mankind. To accompany this great work with appropriate music could certainly have no other result than to heighten these
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From Front to Back and Back to Front!
Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 47
Joseph Haydn was famous for his pranks! When he was a choirboy at St. Stephen’s cathedral in Vienna in 1749, he decided to test the sharpness of a new pair of scissors by snipping off the pigtail of one of
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Haydn: Scottish Airs
My Love she’s but a lassie yet From Haydn: Scottish Airs (2014) Released by Harmonia Mundi Haydn: My Love she’s but a lassie yetThe arrangements of Scottish ‘national melodies’ (nearly 400 in all) are among the little-known gems of Haydn’s
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In a Galaxy far away!
Joseph Haydn: Il mondo della luna
We all know that the first successful manned landing on the moon occurred on 20 July 1969, when Apollo 11 delivered Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the surface of Earth’s lone satellite. The first robotic moon landing happened a
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