This concert is part of the Royal Academy of Music’s Dr Haydn’s Inexhaustible Genius-Box, an ambitious project of performances and workshops of all his symphonies over the next decade. Haydn himself sanctioned arrangements of some of his most popular works (notably the variations on 'Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser' and the 'Seven Last Words'), and several of his symphonies were arranged for chamber ensembles and Harmonie groups during his lifetime. In this spirit, the original orchestral score of the sparkling and witty Symphony No. 90 – written for Count D’Ogny in 1788 – will be performed alongside newly-commissioned arrangements of its mellower companion piece Symphony No. 91 and the gallant Symphony No. 67 (composed at Esterházy at the end of the 1770s).
- Paul Brough
- Royal Academy of Music Chamber Orchestra