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Protected by Napoleon (Susi Shafar, Mar.16th 2007)

HaydnSymphony No.68 (Finale)
HaydnString Quartet Op.20, No.4 (Finale)
HaydnString Quartet Op.20, No.5 (Adagio)
HaydnPiano Trio No.25 (Rondo all' Ongarese)
HaydnString Quartet Op.76, No.1 (Menuetto)
HaydnSymphony No.92 ("Oxford"), (Adagio)
HaydnPiano Trio No.26 (Adagio cantabile)
HaydnSinfonia Concertante (3rd mvt)
HaydnSymphony No.90 (Finale)
HaydnSymphony No.88 (Largo)
HaydnThe Seasons (Winter - excerpt)
HaydnThe Seasons (Summer - excerpt)
HaydnString Quartet Op.76, No.5 (Finale)
HaydnString Quartet Op.76, No.5 (Largo)

You're probably wondering about the title of this programme! What could an all-Haydn programme have to do with Napoleon? Susi kept us all wondering nearly until the end. Eventually we learned how, when the French army captured Vienna, Napoleon placed an armed guard on Haydn's house to protect the ageing composer from harm or harassment.