Evening Masterwork: Haydn’s “London” Symphony

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Symphony No. 104 in D, “London,” by Franz Joseph Haydn

Evening Masterwork for September 13, 2020 – 7:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9

The 104th Symphony by Haydn was the first performed in London on an all-Haydn concert, in May of 1795. It was during this time that the composer was living and working in London, and he even wrote once that “one can make as much money as this only in England.” The 104th Symphony, nicknamed the London Symphony, is our Evening Masterwork tonight at 7 on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9.