• Haydn’s Life and Times

    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 ...

    Read morebuy tickets: Jul 17
  • Haydn’s String Quartets

    Encounter Lecture II: Haydn’s String Quartets

    Haydn’s corpus of nearly seventy string quartets testifies to his standing as the genre’s foundational figure. Without question, the quartets of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and all who have followed over the subsequent two centuries ...

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  • Haydn on Location: From the Court at Esterházy to London

    Encounter Lecture III: Haydn on Location: From the Court at Esterházy to London

    For much of his life, Haydn was a court composer serving a noble patron in a relatively rural part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. That setting not only impacted what works he wrote to fulfill ...

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