Haydn's Oxford Symphony | University of Oxford

Haydn's Oxford Symphony

Speaker
Tim Porter, historian
Event date
Event time
14:00 - 16:00
Venue
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 2PH
Venue details

Lecture Theatre

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
£9/£8 concessions (inc. tea & cake)
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended
Joseph Haydn's symphony No. 92 is considered by many to be one of the greatest musical compositions ever written. The work was premiered in Oxford in 1791 and is now popularly known as the 'Oxford Symphony'. This lecture explains why this masterpiece was performed in Oxford in a story of politics and revolution which spans Europe.