Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: First Impressions

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Franz Joseph Haydn Wikipedia

Anyone who's just starting a new job wants to make a big splash, hit the ground running, impress the boss and the new colleagues. Joseph Haydn was no different. He was 29 and just starting his job working for Prince Esterhazy. Haydn was pretty savvy. To start things off right with the Prince's musicians, Haydn wrote a symphony where everybody got big solos. On today's show, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra makes a big splash with that symphony, Haydn's sixth.