Brahms And Haydn
-It is surprising to note that Brahms’ masterful Variations on a Theme of Haydn is not inspired by a Haydn composition at all; rather, the theme – “St. Anthony’s Chorale” – is thought to have been written by Haydn’s student, and misattributed.
-Haydn’s grand Symphony No. 103, nicknamed “The Drum Roll,” was one of the composer’s 12 renowned London Symphonies, written during a particularly joyful and prolific time of his life.
-Theofanidis’ Drum Circles is a brand-new concerto for percussion and orchestra, co-commissioned by the HSO and featuring The Percussion Collective.
Brahms Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op. 56a
Theofanidis Drum Circles
Haydn Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major, “Drum Roll”
Carolyn Kuan conductor
The Percussion Collective
Robert van Sice, artistic director
Svet Stoyanov, Doug Perry, Victor Caccese, Ayano Kataoka, percussion