Haydn's Crossroads - by dr. Marcel S. Zwitser (NED) on 26 July

Haydn's Crossroads - by dr. Marcel S. Zwitser (NED) on 26 July

How did Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) become so famous already in his own lifetime that he received a request for a composition all the way from Cadiz (the very south-west of Spain)? This question and other questions related to one of Haydn’s most remarkable works, The Seven Last Words from our Saviour at the Cross (1786-87), will be answered by Dr. Marcel S. Zwitser in this lecture. Special attention will be given to Haydn’s relationship with his Hungarian employers, four princes Esterházy in succession, and to some early, rarely performed symphonies he composed for them.