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Joseph Haydn was born in Rohrau, Austria, a village that at that time stood on the border with Hungary. His father was Mathias Haydn, a wheelwright who also served as "Marktrichter", an office akin to village mayor. Haydn's mother Maria, née Koller, had previously worked as a cook in the palace of Count Harrach, the presiding aristocrat of Rohrau. Neither parent could read music;however, Mathias was an enthusiastic folk musician, who during the journeyman period of his career had taught himself to play the harp. According to Haydn's later reminiscences, his childhood family was extremely musical, and frequently sang together and with their neighbours.
Orlando Paladino by Joseph Haydn, from Staatsoper Unter den Linden, 2009. Directed by TV Director: Andreas Morell, conductor René Jacobs. Starring Marlis Petersen, Pietro Spagnoli, Tom Randle, Sunhae Im, Magnus Staveland, Victor Torres, Alexandrina Pendatchanska, Arttu Kataja. Performed in Italian.
The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra & Friends perform Haydn & Mozart (2017)
Under the baton of Zubin Mehta, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra performs J. Haydn's Symphony no. 88 in G minor. Pianist Denis Matsuev joins them to perform W.A. Mozart's Piano Concerto no. 17 in G major. Violinist David Radzynski, cellist Emanuele Silvestri, oboist Dudu Carmel, and bassoonist D...