Song of the Day #201
Song of the Day: Symphony No. 94 in G Major, particularly the famous "Andante" or what has come to be known as the "Surprise Symphony," was written by Franz Joseph Haydn. It is one of my favorite Haydn pieces, and also one that I learned to mangle, er, "play," when I studied violin in elementary and junior high schools. It was funny to see the audience jump when the loud "surprise" was played. Listen to a clip here, conducted by Sir Colin Davis with the Concertgebouw Orchestra. And a happy birthday to my friend Michael, #1 Haydn fan.