Franz Joseph Haydn – Symphony No. 104 (Performed by Bernard Haitink and the Vienna Philharmonic)

Probably Haydn’s most famous symphony, I played this last spring with one of the youth orchestras I was in. For our upcoming concert, the orchestra here is playing it. While I am not playing in this piece in particular on that concert, I was asked (and accepted) to substitute for the second horn player on Wednesday, who had other plans. Haydn still isn’t my favorite composer (to repetitive much of the time), but the piece has its moments (like the low A to open the fourth movement).

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