Late 18th-century London was the bustling capital of an expanding empire, its citizens rapidly acquiring wealth and eagerly seeking the latest cultural delights. Who better to entertain them than the world-famous Joseph Haydn, whose newly composed, modern symphonies were bursting with brilliance, wit and deep sentiment? The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Beyond the Score Creative Director Gerard McBurney delve into the extraordinary musical results of Haydn’s visit to London, with Nicholas McGegan on the podium and Larry Yando in the title role.

    Recorded in high definition at Orchestra Hall in February, 2014.

    Nicholas McGegan, conductor
    Gerard McBurney, creative director

    Larry Yando, actor
    Susan Shunk, actor
    Demetrios Troy, actor

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