Haydn’s Life and Times

Thomas Hardy (1757–ca. 1805). Portrait of Joseph Haydn, 1791, oil on canvas. Royal College of Music Museum, London, England; public domain

Encounter Lecture I

Haydn’s Life and Times

Michael Parloff returns to Music@Menlo to lead the season’s first Encounter, a survey of Joseph Haydn’s biography and creative journey. Tracing Haydn’s beginnings through his unique professional circumstances, his relationships with contemporaries, his artistic triumphs, and finally his posthumous legacy, this deep dive into Haydn’s life and times provides an essential framework for the 2020 festival’s examination of this seminal composer of the Classical era.


Friday 17Jul 2020