Product information "Xavier De Maistre: Hommage á Haydn"
"In a year that marks the bicentenary of Haydn's death, it is worth asking if there is some form of commemoration that is capable of revealing this universal music in more original and fruitful way than yet another compilation. The present release sets out to fill this gap, and I am especially happy to be able to introduce this very personal tribute to Haydn's music, for which I have always felt a particular attachement. This feeling was reinforced by my arrival in Vienna. In my view, Haydn is the very epitome of the Classical ideal, with its sophisticated elegance, formal perfection and dialectic sublety. Far too often he is seen as a cantankerous old man, whereas most of his works are filled with an almost youthful livelinessand humour." Xavier de Maistre
Xavier de Maistre ORF Radio-Symphonie Orchester Bertrand de Billy