Music Review: Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIb:1

by Brian Clinkenbeard

Haydn is a composer who is well-known among music specialists, and certainly not unheard of in the general public; however, in both realms, he is sometimes dismissed as “That guy who wrote a lot of symphonies/string quartets”, or “That guy who wrote a symphony designed to scare people who had fallen asleep during the concert“, or, to paraphrase a Facebook comment I read a while back, “That guy who wrote dime-a-dozen symphonies, which are incomparable, both individually and collectively, to the mystical poetry of a piece like Berg’s Violin Concerto”.… Click here to continue reading!