HAYDN’S THE CLOCK: THE INTERSECTION OF ART & TECHNOLOGY

FEBRUARY 23, 2020
Sunday at 2 PM

Part of the series Sight & Sound, in which conductor and music historian Leon Botstein explores the parallels between orchestral music and the visual arts. A discussion is accompanied by musical excerpts and on-screen artworks, then a full performance and audience Q&A.

Musicians, like their contemporaries in art and science, were mesmerized (often literally by Franz Anton Mesmer himself) by the advancements and pseudo-advancements in science and technology during the second half of the 18th century. While Mozart poked fun at this fascination in Così fan tutte, Haydn drew inspiration from the fabulous advances in horology in Vienna and London.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Making Marvels: Science and Splendor at the Courts of Europe, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art through March 1, 2020.

Program

Haydn Symphony No. 101, The Clock

and artwork from the exhibition Making Marvels

Program Detail

Conductor and music historian Leon Botstein discusses the parallels between Haydn’s Symphony No. 101, The Clock, and artwork about technology, accompanied by musical excerpts performed by The Orchestra Now with on-screen artworks.

Intermission
20 min

Full performance
Franz Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 101, The Clock
28 min

Audience Q&A

All timings are approximate.

Sample the Music

60-Second Thumbnail: Explore this concert with TŌN violinist Dillon Robb

TŌN violist Leonardo Vásquez Chacón on Haydn’s Symphony No. 101, The Clock

Haydn’s Symphony No. 101, The Clock: Vladimir Ponkin and the Russian National Orchestra

Image: Gerhard Emmoser (German, active 1556–84). Celestial globe with clockwork, 1579. Austrian, Vienna. Partially gilded silver, gilded brass (case); brass, steel (movement); 10 3/4 x 8 x 7 1/2 in. (27.3 x 20.3 x 19.1 cm); diameter of globe: 5 1/2 in. (14 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.636).

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