In Search of Haydn
Run Time: 102 min.
Film 4/5 in the Great Composer Series
MARCH 31, 2020
“ Joyous, thrilling, informative and accessible”
31st March 2020 on Haydn’s birthday
Phil Grabsky’s biographical account of Haydn’s life is a visual and aural extravaganza, including breath-taking performances by some of the world’s most celebrated musicians.
By speaking to some of the greatest exponents of Haydn’s music, this lm redresses the balance and sheds light on the master and his work.
Haydn’s life spanned from the end of the Baroque period
to Napoleon’s invasion of Vienna, outliving his younger
friend Mozart. He was one of the most proli c composers, producing more than 100 symphonies, 64 quartets, 16 extant operas, 51 piano sonatas and the oratorios ‘The Creation’ and‘The Seasons’.
Through intimate and revealing interviews with experts and detailed extracts from Haydn’s personal recollections, the audience gains tremendous insight not only into Haydn’s music but an appreciation of the artist himself.
The emphasis of the lm, as with all the ‘In Search Of’ lms, is on the performance – and interpretation – of the worksof Haydn, the composer both Mozart and Beethoven looked up to.