In Search Of Haydn
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THE DEFINITIVE SERIES OF BEETHOVENS ANNIVERSARY YEARIN SEARCH OF HAYDNPhil Grabskys biographical account of Haydns life is a visual and aural extravaganza, including breath-taking performances by some of the worlds most celebrated musicians. By speaking to some of the greatest exponents of Haydns music, this film redresses the balance and sheds light on the master and his work.Haydns life spanned from the end of the Baroque period to Napoleons invasion of Vienna, outliving his younger friend Mozart. He was one of the most prolific composers, producing more than 100 symphonies, 64 quartets, 16 extant operas, 51 piano sonatas and the oratorios The Creation and The Seasons.Through intimate and revealing interviews with experts and detailed extracts from Haydns personal recollections, the audience gains tremendous insight not only into Haydns music but an appreciation of the artist himself. The emphasis of the film, as with all the In Search Of films, is on the performance - and interpretation - of the works of Haydn, the composer both Mozart and Beethoven looked up to.Run time: 102 mins
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