Saturday, August 1, 2015
Phil Grabsky follows up his two previous investigations of the life and work of Beethoven and Mozart with a look at one of their most important contemporaries: Joseph Haydn, a thoroughly inventive composer who crucially shaped the sound and format of chamber music. Enlightening, engrossing, and unpretentious interviews with musicians, conductors, and historians are bolstered by world-class performances of Haydn’s extensive oeuvre, opening up the world of classical music and musical theory. Grabsky’s vital and edifying work stands as a corrective to the composer’s unfairly underrated position in the world of orchestral music. Co-presented with Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival.