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Symphony No. 94 in G major, Hob.I:94, "The Surprise"
Catalogue Number: EUROARTS5605
Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music is an informative and entertaining guide to some of the most important symphonic works of music history. As well as featuring a complete concert performance it also includes an insightful documentary, in which an expert presenter guides the viewer through the structure of the music. Well-known musicologist and pianist Robert Levin discusses Haydn's life and the circumstances surrounding the composition of the Surprise Symphony. His analysis of each movement in turn, drawing out the wit and warm humour of the work through plentiful musical examples, helps to bring this beloved masterpiece vividly to life.
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