Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Symphony No1 D-major, Hob: I:1
a workshop project initiated by
Goethe Institut and Art+Foundation
In the year 1759 Haydn was appointed in Vienna to be music director to Count Morzin with a salary of two hundred gulden, free room, and board at the staff table. Here he enjoyed at last the good fortune of a care-free existence; it suited him thoroughly. The winter was spent in Vienna and the summer in Bohemia, in the vicinity of Pilsen. Haydn wrote, approximately, his first eleven symphonies for Count Morzin. Evidence from copied parts made for Baron Fürnberg (an earlier Haydn employer) leads Robbins Landon to conjecture that the Count's orchestra consisted of "at least six, possibly eight violins ... while in the basso section there were at least one cello, one bassoon and one double bass (violone). There was also a wind-band sextet (oboes, bassoons, and horns). The orchestra was much smaller than orchestras for which Haydn wrote later on in his career (which ranged in size up to about 60), let alone a modern symphonic ensemble. The location of the Count's estate has been more precisely specified by Robbins Landon as'Unter-Lukawitz [German] (Dolní Lukavice [Czech]), usually referred to as Lukavec, now in the Czech Republic.
Workshops enhance playing skills into practice in small ensembles, working with world class teaching artists to unleash artistic potential while discovering the excitement of close interaction with other chamber musicians and unlocking the secrets of ensemble playing
For both transmission of important knowledge and skills they impart,
art music is an important part of a complete education.
As we work together to implement ART+ International Teacher Association Network for Cambodia, let's ensure that all young people have an opportunity to learn and grow in and through the music.
The unique curriculum of ensemble and orchestral playing let young Khmer musicians experience the joy of music-making, build their confidence and self-esteem, give them a sense of responsibility and self-discipline, and enhance their academic achievements. The magic of chamber music engages performers and audiences, building their knowledge and inspiring them with a new curiosity about the world of music.