Sample Programmes: Mozart and Haydn



Two Mozart-Haydn Programmes:

 © Graham Lea-Cox, May 2006

 

Programming Imperatives:

 

Programme 1: Exploring the Apogee of the Classical Symphony

"With these works the Classical symphony finally attained the same seriousness and grandeur as the great public genres of the Baroque, oratorio and opera, although without ever aspiring to their enormous dimensions. Haydn equalled but never surpassed the Oxford Symphony." (Charles Rosen)

Programme 2: The moral and the Subversive: Two masters of the Classical symphonic form.

Haydn the moral, the formaliser, father of the classical style, heroic embodiment of the genial post Rococo pastoral ideal in music; Mozart the subversive, sensual and violent; libertine and shocking voluptive, at the same time evocative of the revolutionary and the sublime in music.

 

 

 

Programme 1

Exploring the Apogee of the Classical Symphony.

 

Mozart Symphony No 38 in D [K504] Prague (1786) (c. 36)

[ 2202 2200 T stgs ]

Haydn Symphony No. 92 in G Oxford (1789) (c. 27')

[ 1202 2200 T stgs ]

with Beethoven Romance for Violin and orchestra Op 40 ( or Op 50 ) (c.6' / 8' )

[1202 2000 Str ]

 

 

Programme 2 The Moral and the Subversive: Two masters of the Classical symphonic form.

 

Mozart Overture to Le Nozze di Figaro (1786) (c. 4')

[ 2222 2200 T Str ]

Haydn Symphony No 75 in D (after 1780) (c. 25')

[ 1202 2200 Str ]

Mozart Overture to Don Giovanni (1787) (c. 7')

[2222 2200 T Str ]

Haydn Symphony No 81 in G (1783/4) (c. 22')

[ 1202 2000 Str ]

Mozart Overture to Die Zauberflote (1791) (c. 7')

[ 2222 2230 T Str ]

 

 © Graham Lea-Cox, May 2005