Mozart played at one point in a quartet with his friend and fellow composer, Josef Haydn
, and dedicated his set of string quartets to him.
They started talking about the Salomon award, named in memory of the influential violinist who in the 1790s famously brought renowned composer, Josef Haydn
, over to England, twice, and who was one of the founders of the Royal Philharmonic Society.
Even his contemporaries recognized his greatness; Josef Haydn
wrote that "posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years," and few would argue that this tribute may be extended for several hundred more.
The collection is quite extensive and provides a wide range of styles, including "Minuetto," "Petite Berceuse" and "Fresh from West Chester: Some Jazzings." Also, an effectively stylized "Fantasie for Two Pianos (in the style of Josef Haydn
) "is a wonderful find.
But although he spent most of his working life in Marrseilles and Bordeaux, he was German and Mannheim trained, and rightly is now becoming recognised as an important composer living through the same years as Josef Haydn
. The Manchester trained Kevin Mallon directs the Toronto Chamber Orchestra in 4 of his fine symphonies.
Although his music is seldom performed today, music lovers may still recognize Porpora's name as that of Handel's rival in London in the 1730s; or as the teacher of the legendary castrato, Farinelli; or perhaps as the teacher of composers Johann Adolf Hasse and Franz Josef Haydn
(the latter said he learned "the true fundamentals of composition" from Porpora).
The Polish soprano led the amassed forces of the Lebanese National Symphony Orchestra, the choirs of the National Conservatoire and Antonine University, under the direction of Rob Vermeulen, in a couple of hours of sacred music, composed by the classical tradition's best-known composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Franz Josef Haydn
In 1835 the German music critic Gottfried Wilhelm Fink reacted angrily to a claim, put forward in a French journal and then translated into German by the influential Neue Zeitschrift fur Musik, that the Parisian composer Francois-Joseph Gossec, not Franz Josef Haydn
, was the true creator of the modern symphony.
The concert will include performances of Mozart's most famous works, as well as those by Grieg, Gustav Holst and close friend of Mozart, Josef Haydn
But for her first visit to Liverpool, Balsom chose the evergreen concerto of Johann Hummel, second only in popularity to one by his composition teacher Josef Haydn
Running from April 28 until May 3, and with all but three works by the great Austrian composer Franz Josef Haydn
, the Leamington Haydn Fest is a six-day feast of music-making, featuring artists from Austria, California, Iceland, Scotland, Sweden and top English musicians.