Evening Masterwork: Haydn’s Symphony No. 91

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Symphony No. 91 in E-flat by Franz Joseph Haydn

Evening Masterwork for October 9, 2020 – 7:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9 FM

The 91st Symphony by Franz Joseph Haydn is one that is full of warmth and good spirits. It’s a symphony that came at the peak of the Classical Era, the second in a group of three symphonies composed by Haydn in 1788. The composer shows off a bit more than usual in the first movement, too: it’s music that features loads of counterpoint that may have influenced Mozart’s writing.  It’s our Evening Masterwork tonight at 7 on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9.