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The Morning, Noon and Night symphonies were among Haydn’s first compositions for the Prince of Esterházy (his new boss) and his virtuoso players.

They were a double audition, and Haydn passed with honours. He flattered his boss with a charming portrait of palace life, and he flattered his musicians by giving all the principals the chance to show off their solo skills.

The AHE performed these delightful and quirky works across the course of a whole day at the 2022 Adelaide Festival, to great acclaim. Experience them all in 2023 in a single wonderful concert.

Haydn was commissioned by the new Prince Nicholas of Esterházy to write hundreds of compositions for his favourite instrument, the baryton. By 1800, this viola da gamba/ lute hybrid had disappeared.

More recently, instrument makers have revived the baryton and here the wonderful gamba virtuoso Laura Vaughn gives you the rare chance of hearing its magical sound in a trio, and possibly the first performance of an octet that features it in 250 years.

★★★★★ “…The Australian Haydn Ensemble’s playing was excellent throughout…”

LIMELIGHT, Adelaide Festival 2022

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  • Haydn
    Symphony No. 6 in D major Le Matin
    Haydn
    Symphony No. 7 in C major Le Midi
    Haydn
    Selections from Baryton Trio No. 97  in D major
    Haydn
    Divertimento à 8 for Baryton, 2 horns & strings No. 1 in D major
    Haydn
    Symphony No. 8 in G major Le Soir
  • Skye McIntosh
    Director & Violin
    Daniel Yeadon
    Cello
    Laura Vaughn
    Baryton