Tasmania Symphony Orchestra - Haydn’s Vienna
Joseph Haydn crowned his career as a composer of masses with the Harmoniemesse, one of the most beautiful masses ever written. ‘Harmonie’ refers to Haydn’s lavish scoring for woodwind instruments, but in addition to winds, the mass includes full orchestra, vocal soloists and large chorus. Mozart was en route from Salzburg to Vienna when he wrote the Linz Symphony, a remarkable creation that was dashed off in a matter of days. Looking for proof of Mozart’s genius? Look no further! Alfred Schnittke’s Moz-Art à la Haydn is a mash-up of Mozart and modernism with a touch of Haydn thrown in for good measure. Schnittke mixes the familiar and the not-so-familiar in ways that are surprising and beguiling.