Elegant, but delightfully unpredictable – it's Haydn's 30th Symphony, in a broadcast performance from the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
The symphony gets underway with a courtly swirl and an exuberant flourish.
Here in London, we've loved Haydn's music for over two centuries, and today he raises the curtain on two other composers with connections to the capital.
Mendelssohn's sparkling First Symphony was so popular here that he actually dedicated it to London's Philharmonic Society.
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, meanwhile, was born in Holborn, though his father came from Sierra Leone.
He went on to become one of the best-loved composers of the Edwardian era – and when you experience his music conducted by the young British conductor Ben Gernon, you'll hear why.
- London Philharmonic Orchestra
- Ben Gernon
- Haydn: Symphony No.30 (Alleluia)
- S Coleridge-Taylor: Ballade in A minor for orchestra, Op.33
- Mendelssohn: Symphony No.1 in C minor
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Dates & times
First broadcast: available from 8pm on Wed 7 Apr and for seven days on demand.
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