Music: COMPOSERS: Rebel in Uniform

Rebel in Uniform

To most concertgoers a generation ago, Joseph Haydn was the composer of only twelve symphonies (inexplicably numbered 93-104), a few string quartets and the Austrian national anthem. According to the music-appreciation crowd, he was a genial papa figure who enjoyed a joke at the audience's expense and turned out a great deal of tinkly, tinseled music to light up the ballrooms of the Austrian nobility.

Nowadays, Papa is lighting up a good many more places. In what must be considered a permanent renewal of interest in 18th century music, Haydn...

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