Haydn Symphony No 101 D major 'The Clock'

The Symphony No. 101 in D major (Hoboken 1/101) is the ninth of the twelve so-called London Symphonies written by Joseph Haydn. It is popularly known as The Clock because of the "ticking" rhythm throughout the second movement. Haydn completed the symphony in 1793 or 1794. He wrote it for the second of his two visits to London (1791–2, 1794–5). The work was premiered on 3 March 1794, in the Hanover Square Rooms, as part of a concert series featuring Haydn's work organized by his colleague and friend Johann Peter Salomon; a second performance took place a week later. The Hanover Square Rooms or the Queen's Concert Rooms were assembly rooms established, principally for musical performances, on the corner of Hanover Square, London, by Sir John Gallini in partnership with Johann Christian Bach and Carl Friedrich Abel in 1774. For exactly one century this was the principal concert venue in London. The premises were demolished in 1900. As was generally true for the London symphonies, the response of the audience was very enthusiastic.WIKIPEDIA VIDEO: Jun Märkl conducts Mito chamber Orchestra

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