I have almost a million digital music files, separated into two distinct groups: classical and everything else. I listen to everything else in chronological order. Sunday I finished 2014 and started at the beginning again, way back in 1903.
Every time I finish everything else, I make an attempt to sort through the classical collection. Invariably I don’t get too far because I get frustrated with Jim’s part of everything else where he has every piece of piano music recorded by every pianist ever throughout history.
However, I discovered Haydn’s symphonies, 106 in total, and while I was listening to them, I discovered the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra conducted by Adam Fischer. Fischer and the orchestra specialize in Joseph Haydn’s compositions, and they recorded the complete cycle of 106 Haydn symphonies. I now have all of them in my collection.
I haven’t decided yet which one I like the best, so for today’s Music on Mondays, I’ll just leave you with Symphony #1 in D major:
Should anyone want to listen to any of Haydn’s other symphonies, they are in a YouTube playlist here: 106 Haydn Symphonies.
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