Mit Klampfe, Orgel oder Pauke hatten die vier Liedermacher Degenhardt, Hüsch, Neuss und Süverkrüp in den späten 60er Jahren einem geistig erstarrten Wirtschaftswunder-System den Kampf angesatt. Zwecks Bündelung der Kräfte beschloß man anno '67 ein gemeinsames Programm, das jedoczh nur ein einiges Mal aufgeführt wurde: am 20. März 1967 im Sendesaal des Saarländischen Rundfunks. Über drei Jahrzehnte war dieser Auftritt nur in Buchform dokumentiert, jetzt erst liegt er als CD-Mitschnitt vor: ein überragendes, historisch wertvolles Dokument.
Michael Haydn, like his brother, was a chorister at St Stephen's in Vienna. Shortly after leaving the choir-school, he was appointed Kapellmeister at Großwardein and later, in 1762, at Salzburg. The latter office he held for forty-three years, during which time he wrote over 360 compositions for the church and much instrumental music. He was an intimate friend of Mozart, who had a high opinion of his work, and the teacher of Carl Maria von Weber.
Michael Haydn's sacred choral works are generally regarded as being his most important, including the Missa Hispanica (which he exchanged for his diploma at Stockholm), a Mass in D minor, a Lauda Sion, and a set of graduals, forty-two of which are reprinted in Anton Diabelli's Ecciesiaslicon. He was also a prolific composer of secular music, including forty symphonies, a number of concerti and chamber music including a string quintet in C major which was once thought to have been by his brother Joseph.
Eine Dokumentation mit Originaltönen und Reportagen aus den 80er Jahren u.a.mit Steffi Graf, Wolfgang Neuss, Helmut Kohl, Wolfgang Joop und Frank Elstner! Gesammelt, geschrieben und gesprochen von Irina von Bentheim. Gekrönt wird diese O-Ton Collage mit einem Live-Bungee-Jump der damaligen Radio-Reporterin mit Mikrofon zum 9. November 1990.Eine bemerkenswerte Art die deutsche Wiedervereinigung zu feiern!
"Turkish" music was all the rage in the late 18th century. Mozart and Haydn composed their quota of it, the most famous examples being Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio and Haydn's Military Symphony. "Turkish" or "janissary" music usually featured exotic harmonies and extra percussion in the orchestra–bass drum, cymbals, and triangle. This delicious disc contains music by the Haydn's younger brother, Michael, who took over Mozart's job in Salzburg after the archbishop kicked him out. It's a perky, expertly written suite of movements that will fascinate anyone interested in good, unusual music in the classical style. Haydn's older brother would have been proud. –David Hurwitz