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From the Archives - The two Haydns

Michael Haydn (left) and Joseph Haydn (right).
Michael Haydn (left) and Joseph Haydn (right).

Joseph Haydn and his younger brother Michael created some of the finest music of the classical era and we’ll sample it on this week’s show. We’ll hear a brilliant string quintet by Michael and a miraculous symphony by Franz Josef. What more could a music lover ask for?

Compositions and Recordings

String Quintet in F Major
by Michael Haydn
Vienna Philharmonic Quintet

Symphony No. 96
by Joseph Haydn
Christopher Hogwood and the Academy of Ancient Music

Frank Byrne is the host of From the Archives on 91.9 Classical KC.
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