Haydn Plus One

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01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20150324

Haydn Plus One. A week of music by Haydn linked to other composers opens with Meta4 playing Haydn's String Quartet Op 64 No 2 and Bartok's Quartet No 5. Recorded at LSO St Lukes in London

Haydn: String Quartet in B minor, Op 64 No 2

Bartók: String Quartet No 5

Meta4

Haydn's reputation as a 'composer's composer' may not do full justice to his music's warming mixture of ingenuity, humanity and sheer attractiveness, but it accurately reflects the esteem in which he has always been held by his contemporaries and successors. This concert is the first in a series of four recorded at LSO St Lukes in London, in which compositions by him in genres in which he was a seminal figure are placed alongside works by later composers who also held those genres dear. Of these, it is surely the string quartet that Haydn is most closely identified; one of his later examples is paired here with a masterpiece from perhaps the 20th century's most searching quartet-cycle, Bartók's Fifth.

They are played by the Finnish quartet Meta4, former members of the Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme.

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20150325

Haydn Plus One. The four-part series of music by Haydn linked to that of other composers continues with fortepianist Ronald Brautigam playing Haydn's Fantasia in C, HobXVII/4, and the Sonatas in G, HobXVI/40 and in C HobXVI/50, plus Beethoven's Piano Sonata in F minor, Op 2 No 1. Recorded at LSO St Lukes in London

Haydn: Fantasia in C, HobXVII/4

Haydn: Piano Sonata in G, HobXVI/40

Beethoven: Piano Sonata in F minor, Op 2 No 1

Haydn: Piano Sonata in C, HobXVI/50.

Ronald Brautigam (fortepiano)

Haydn's reputation as a 'composer's composer' may not do full justice to his music's warming mixture of ingenuity, humanity and sheer attractiveness, but it accurately reflects the esteem in which he has always been held by his contemporaries and successors. This concert is the second in a series of four recorded at LSO St Lukes in London, in which compositions by him in genres in which he was a seminal figure are placed alongside works by later composers who also held those genres dear. Among those genres is the piano sonata; two of Haydn's are heard here, plus a Fantasia, alongside the confident first sonata by Beethoven, dedicated to Haydn, who had once briefly been his teacher.

They are played by Dutch fortepianist Ronald Brautigam.

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20150326

Haydn Plus One. The four-part series of music by Haydn linked to that of other composers continues with the Endellion Quartet playing Haydn's String Quartet in F minor, Op 20 No 5 and Shostakovich's Quartet No 3. Recorded at LSO St Lukes in London

Haydn: String Quartet in F minor, Op 20 No 5

Shostakovich: String Quartet No 3 in A

Endellion Quartet

Haydn's reputation as a 'composer's composer' may not do full justice to his music's warming mixture of ingenuity, humanity and sheer attractiveness, but it accurately reflects the esteem in which he has always been held by his contemporaries and successors. This concert is the third in a series of four recorded at LSO St Lukes in London, in which compositions by him in genres in which he was a seminal figure are placed alongside works by later composers who also held those genres dear. Of these, it is surely the string quartet that Haydn is most closely identified; one of his earlier examples is paired here with a work from one of the 20th century's most important quartet-cycles, Shostakovich's Third.

They are played by the Endellion Quartet.

04Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20150327

Haydn Plus One. The four-part series of music by Haydn linked to that of other composers concludes with the ATOS Trio playing Haydn's Piano Trio in E, HobXV/28, and Brahms's Piano Trio in B, Op 8. Recorded at LSO St Lukes in London

Haydn: Piano Trio in E, HobXV/28

Brahms: Piano Trio in B, Op 8

ATOS Trio

Haydn's reputation as a 'composer's composer' may not do full justice to his music's warming mixture of ingenuity, humanity and sheer attractiveness, but it accurately reflects the esteem in which he has always been held by his contemporaries and successors. This concert is the last in a series of four recorded at LSO St Lukes in London, in which compositions by him in genres in which he was a seminal figure are placed alongside works by later composers who also held those genres dear. Haydn was the earliest master of the piano trio, and one of his superb late trios appears alongside the first of Brahms's three powerful examples of the form.

They are played by former Radio 3 New Generation Artists, the ATOS Trio.