Xavier de Maistre, Harp Recital

Haydn's Concert in D-major Hob XVIII:11

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Xavier de Maistre — Harpist

Bertrand de Billy — Conductor

ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra

Program notes

In Spring 2009, the year of Joseph Haydn, Xavier de Maistre was invited to the Esterházy Castle in Eisenstadt, where the composer officiated for nearly thirty years.

After an introduction in which De Maistre plays a solo Fantasy on a Theme by Haydn by Marcel Grandjany, we find with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Bertrand de Billy performing Haydn's Concerto in D Major.

The solo pieces Mandolin by Elias Parish-Alvars and Arabesque No. 1 by Claude Debussy complete this program.

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