Everyone has a little stress in their lives, and so did Haydn. In the 1760s and 1770s he wrote in a style called Sturm und Drang, or Storm and Stress. One can easily see why he took part in this artistic movement – he had marital problems, a difficult boss, an overwhelming workload.
So like many of you, Haydn used music to relieve stress, and composed prolifically during this period. You told us that you wanted to hear Symphony No. 44 in E Minor, “Trauer," and we played it at noon.
Symphony No. 44 in E Minor, “Trauer”
Symphony No 45 in F-sharp Minor, “Farewell”
Symphony No. 49 in F minor, “La Passione”