The London symphonies, sometimes called the Salomon symphonies after the man who introduced London to Joseph Haydn, were composed by Joseph Haydn between 1791 and 1795. They can be categorized into two groups: Symphonies Nos. 93–98, which were composed during Haydn's first visit to London, and Symphonies Nos. 99–104, composed in Vienna and London for Haydn's second visit.
Every London Symphony, apart from one (No. 95), has a slow introduction to the first movement.
Ein furioser historischer Krimi: Als ganz London im Shakespeare-Fieber lag.
Mit einem Roman um Liebe, Ehrgeiz und einen geheimnisvollen literarischen Text entführt der Vollblut-Erzähler Peter Ackroyd den Leser ins 18. Jahrhundert und fesselt ihn einmal mehr mit einer wahren Geschichte über die zwei Themen, für die sein Name steht: William Shakespeare und die Stadt London.
Conductor and pianist James Levine is one of the powerhouse figures of the classical music scene today. As a child he undertook both piano and violin; he was so accomplished on the violin that at the age of ten he played Mendelssohn's second violin concerto at a Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra youth concert. He studied piano at various summer music festivals before enrolling at New York's Juilliard School, where he took conducting courses with Jean Morel and continued piano studies with Rosina Lhevinne.