Sunday, September 12, 2010

Haydn's Symphony No. 47 in G major "The Palindrome".

OK, more Papa (not you, Alberto, nor Hemingway, Doc, Roach, John's or Murphy's!): This 1772 Haydn symphony is unique in that it contains a "minuetto al roverso" - in both the minuet and the trio the orchestra plays the music twice forward AND TWICE BACKWARDS to arrive at the beginning! A favorite of Mozart's. Symphony? Symphony's "nickname"?

Yesterday's answer: "The Worst That Could Happen" by The Brooklyn Bridge. In case the voice sounds familiar, remember Johnny Maestro fronting for The Crests on "Sixteen Candles".

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