Exploring Haydn: Festival Weekend
On one of Haydn’s trips to London, publicists mischievously attempted to manufacture a rivalry between Haydn and Ignace Pleyel, composer, publisher and piano-maker. In fact, the two men – one-time master and pupil – admired and respected each other and Pleyel’s deliciously fresh and spirited Opus 2 string quartets were dedicated to Haydn.
Haydn’s Symphony No 86 (one of three ‘Paris’ symphonies), in its string quartet version, is prefaced by a short talk by Professor David Wyn Jones that outlines the fascinating detective work he has undertaken over many years to uncover conclusive evidence that the arrangement was made by the great master himself.
- String Quartet in A
- Ignace Pleyel (1757-1831)
- Symphony No 86 in D (arranged for string quartet)
- (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)