Mozart: Symphonie No. 35 'Haffner'


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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 35 'Haffner'

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The Concertgebouworkest performs Mozart’s Symphony No. 35, conducted by Bernard Haitink. It’s called the ‘Haffner Symphony’ after the Haffner family of Salzburg, who commissioned the piece.

Mozart’s Symphony No. 35 ‘Haffner’

Mozart’s Symphony No. 35 is called the ‘Haffner Symphony’ after the Haffner family of Salzburg, who apparently commissioned it to commemorate Sigmund Haffner’s ennoblement. The Mozarts knew the Haffners through Sigmund Haffner’s father, who, as Salzburg’s mayor, had helped them out on their early tours through Europe. Mozart himself was pleased with his 35th Symphony: “My new ‘Haffner Symphony’ has positively amazed me. […] It must surely produce a good effect.”

Bernard Haitink, honorary conductor

Bernard Haitink first conducted the Concertgebouworkest in 1956. He was the orchestra’s chief conductor from 1961-88, and was named honorary conductor in 1999. After his tenure in Amsterdam, Bernard Haitink was music director of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden for fourteen years. He has also been music director of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Bernard Haitink has received many awards and distinctions.

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