The Concerto Brandenburg will perform the first movement of Symphony No. 6 in D major "Le matin" (The Morning) and the entire 7th Symphony "Le midi" (The Noon) from the "Time of Day Symphonies" in this year's New Year's Eve Festival Concert under the artistic direction of
Joseph Haydn's three "daytime symphonies," "Le matin," "Le midi," and "Le soir," were composed in and around the year of his first appointment in 1761 as, at first, deputy Kapellmeister to the wealthy Austro-Hungarian Esterházy princely family. Compositionally, the works are on the verge of classical symphonic form.
The soloist is the Russian-born clarinettist
In the middle between morning and noon rests one of the last works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in perfect classical perfection. Mozart completed his Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622, dedicated to the clarinetist Anton Stadler, in 1791, the year of his death.