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Romy the Cat


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To hear Haydn for a first time.

Last Sunday I was driving across New Hampshire and WGBH-FM broadcasted the 1929 performance of Haydn’s Symphony No. 94 in G major, "Surprise".  It was Boston Symphony Orchestra under Serge Koussevitzky. As many times I heard the work it was always juts a nice Haydn work, though considered from London periods but I still recognize is as French music.

God, what Koussevitzky did with the "Surprise" Symphony! He converted those meaningless ballet’s pa-de-des into something absolutely divine! I think I just never heard the No. 94 before…

The Cat


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French recognition
French? is there something I'm missing?


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