It caused a sensation when, in the early 1960s, at the Prague National Museum in a collection from the Czech Radenín Castle, a manuscript was discovered of the score for a cello concerto that Haydn had listed in his "Draft Catalogue" of his works. Since then, not only researchers but, above all, grateful leading cellists have become convinced that it was written by Haydn - and they play the work alongside the Concerto in D major with enormous pleasure and to great acclaim. Nicolas Altstaedt is one of them - and he has also long since made a name for himself as a conductor. As Artistic Director of the Haydn Philharmonie, he is presenting the Symphony No. 97: originally performed in 1792 in London, just a few days before the date on which we now celebrate Mothers' Day, this was an astonishing display of Haydn's genius, featuring tonal colour effects and even an instrumental yodeller. And which symphony could go better with Haydn's "Prague" Concerto than Mozart's "Prague" Symphony?
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