WSMR Quarterly Issue Reports - Q1 2020

Evening Masterwork: Haydn’s Symphony No. 86

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809)

Symphony No. 86 in D by Franz Joseph Haydn

Evening Masterwork for May 8, 2020 – 7:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9

The Symphony No. 86 by Franz Joseph Haydn is counted among the composer’s six “Paris” symphonies – and actually, it’s often considered the best. Out of the collection, the Symphony No. 86 is one of only two that features the addition of a timpani and trumpets, a testament to the lavish resources that Haydn likely had at his disposal in Paris, and it’s an instrumental addition that gives the symphony an unprecedented intensity from start to finish. Tune in tonight at 7 for Haydn’s Symphony No. 86: our Evening Masterwork on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9.