This Thursday at 9 pm listen to eminent maestro Bernand Haitink lead the New York Philharmonic in a pair of works. First on the program is Haydn's "Miracle" Symphony, so-called because it was reported that a large chandelier fell in the audience during the premiere, miraculously harming no one. Historians note that this event actually took place during the premiere of Haydn's Symphony No. 102, but the nickname stuck to the previous work.
It's followed by Bruckner's towering Symphony No. 7, most successful of the composer's nine symphonies during his life.
Haydn: Symphony No. 96, "Miracle"
Bruckner: Symphony No. 7