Thursday, July 31, 2008

Schloß Esterhazy & Haydn Geburtshaus

This is the concert hall in the Esterhazy Palace in Eisenstadt in Austria, where Haydn worked and where his music was performed. I was lucky enough to visit Austria in 2006 on a tour mainly around the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth, but including a number of other composers (Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner etc), one of whom was Haydn. We spent a morning at Eisenstadt and visited this wondeful palace. Haydn is one of my favourite composers and it was an amazing experience being in this place where he lived and worked.

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