115. A superstar symphony, but not a miracle: Haydn, Symphony No.96

When Haydn came to London he was treated like a superstar: wined and dined by the great and good, and his concerts were the hottest ticket in town. The ‘Miracle’ Symphony, no.96, was Haydn’s first written for Londoners and is designed to win us over with its charms. Music to put a smile on our faces and a spring in our step! Listening time c32 (music 22′, podcast 10′)

Click below for complete performances of the Symphony (I can only link to the first track on Apple, so you’ll need to figure it out from there!). Performances are all by the thrilling Chamber Orchestra of Europe conducted by Claudio Abbado, which you can buy for less than a UK fiver as a download, here.

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