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Neglected Composers No 1 - Haydn

I thought we would start looking at the other end of the popularity distribution today with the less visited composers included in the collection.

Back on January 21st we announced the Haydn_etc page - not the most original file name perhaps but what about the content. We made the point then that the fact that we only had one piece available for some composers shouldn't rule them out of the collection.

The Haydn Violin Concerto was one of our earlier arrangements of an orchestral piece and the simplicity of the marimba lead with steel drums and vibes in support really brings out the melodic and contrapuntal qualities of this music. Of course Haydn was a great innovator and had a major influence on Beethoven and Mozart. It is also worth comparing this violin concerto with our version of one of Vivaldi's violin concertos.

Today's streaming sample is the lofi clip of Haydn's Violin Concerto in G Major - if you like it why not come and buy the hifi track for 0.99$(US).

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