Evening Masterwork: Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Cello Concerto No. 1 in C by Franz Joseph Haydn

Evening Masterwork for November 5, 2020 – 7:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9

For Franz Joseph Haydn, writing concertos for the musicians in his orchestra was one way he tried to ensure their commitment. This is how the Cello Concerto No.1 came about: the work was a gift to cellist Joseph Weigl but went missing for nearly 200 years. We’ll hear the lost-and-found Cello Concerto No. 1 in C by Franz Joseph Haydn, our Evening Masterwork at 7 tonight on Classical WSMR.