Classical
10:49 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Still Funny after All These Years: Haydn

Tune in Tuesday at 5 pm as Sir Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Philharmonic, in a concert performance of Haydn's Symphony No. 90. Rattle loves all of it - including  the joke at the end, which still gets a laugh when it's done right (and it is!). Also on the program: Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts the Concertgebouw in Mozart's "Haffner" Symphony. Earlier, on Barney Sherman's program, Ivan Fischer conducts Beethoven's 7th and Richard Goode plays Mozart's 27th Piano Concerto.

Sir Simon Rattle conducting the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in ''Das Rheingold'' by Richard Wagner
Sir Simon Rattle conducting the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in ''Das Rheingold'' by Richard Wagner
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