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Haydn's long-lost Cello Concerto

Portrait of Joseph Haydn by Thomas Hardy (1791)Wikimedia Commons

June 13, 2016

You know how you sometimes put something down and then can't remember where you left it? It happens to us all -- even composers. In the 1760s, Joseph Haydn lost a cello concerto. And that concerto was missing until the 1960s, a two full centuries later! On Monday's Performance Today, we'll hear a performance of Haydn's long-lost Cello Concerto from a concert in Houston.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Frederic Chopin (arr. Joshua Bell): Nocturne in C Sharp Minor Op. Posth
Joshua Bell, violin; Sam Haywood, piano
Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA

Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Hob. VIIb/1
Sol Gabetta, cello; Houston Symphony; John Storgards, conductor
Houston Symphony, Jones Hall, Houston, TX

Maurice Durufle: Prelude, Recitative and Variations, Op.3
Susan Rotholz, flute; Toby Appel, viola; John Novacek, piano
Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Packard Hall, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

Hour 2

Robert Schumann: Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105
Hilary Hahn, violin; Cory Smythe, piano
The Schubert Club, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul, MN

Antonin Dvorak: When thy Sweet Glances Fall on Me, B. 152/3, from Cypresses
Emerson String Quartet
Dvorak Prague International Music Festival, Dvorak Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague, Czechia

Johann Sebastian Bach: Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit, BWV 668
Emerson String Quartet
Dvorak Prague International Music Festival, Dvorak Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague, Czechia

Richard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra Part 1
New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert, conductor
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY