Giovanni Antonini with Haydn

Giovanni Antonini with Haydn

Giovanni Antonini (Foto: Federico Emmi)

Giovanni Antonini with Haydn

Wed 20. Dec 2023 19.30 Grosse Tonhalle
Thu 21. Dec 2023 19.30 Grosse Tonhalle
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
Giovanni Antonini Conductor
Christina Landshamer Sopran
Marie Henriette Reinhold Alt
Maximilian Schmitt Tenor
Florian Boesch Bass
Zürcher Sing-Akademie
Martina Batič Einstudierung
Joseph Haydn Sinfonie d-Moll Hob. I:26 «Lamentatione»
Ludwig van Beethoven Messe C-Dur op. 86


20. Dec 2023, 19.00 Uhr
mit Martina Batič und Giulio Biaggini (Moderation)

Prices CHF 125 / 100 / 75 / 55 / 30
Programme Notes
Haydn und Beethoven
Playlist Haydn und Beethoven
News & Geschichten
Experimental Lament

Joseph Haydn's 107 symphonies have almost everything: ticking clocks, clucking chickens, an unexpected drumbeat. Symphony No. 26, entitled "Lamentatione", is also an experimental work, albeit one of the more serious kind: in it Haydn adapted choral themes from a late medieval Passion play. But even if one does not recognise the quotations, the sadness and emotional depth of this music cannot be ignored. The fact that Haydn then struck a completely different, namely defiant and edgy tone in the concluding minuet was undoubtedly typical of him. And it is an advantage for Giovanni Antonini, who has a special flair for Haydn's musical surprises. To this end, he conducts Beethoven's Mass in C major: So after the unofficial sacred work, there is also an official one.

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