Today I thought I would return to the works of the so-called “father of classical music”, who is of course Joseph Haydn. Indeed, he was so influential to the Classical period of music (and even the later Romantic era) that he probably deserves two mentions.
Haydn wrote his Trumpet Concerto at the ripe age of 64. As the trumpet was an instrument whose musical range had only recently been improved at the time, its role before the late 18th century was typically only as a minor accompanying instrument. Haydn was in fact the very first to compose a concerto for the trumpet. It probably remains the most famous example to this day, with a wonderful cadenza in the final movement that is probably one of Haydn’s most recognisable melodies.
(Played by the Orchestra de Córdoba.)