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Tingling strings at Futuna – Dean Major and Robert Ibell

By , 16/11/2014
Josef Haydn, whom previous generations knew as "Papa", was one of music's great humorists. Of course, everybody knows the slow movement of the "Surprise" Symphony with its sudden fortissimo chord right at the end of a piano phrase - but most of his jokes are far more subtle. They're more in the realms of the "musically unexpected" than in the "things-that-go-bump-in-the-night" kind of way - Haydn treats his listeners... read more

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