No.2 Il Filosofo

Il Giardino Armonico
Giovanni Antonini, conductor
Christian Moritz-Bauer, musicologist
Bernhard Lassahn, writer
Chris Steele-Perkins, photographer


Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
Symphony Nr. 47
in G major, Hob. I:47 (1772)

Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
Symphony Nr. 22
in E flat major, Hob. I:22 «Der Philosoph» (1764)

Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
Symphony Nr. 46
in B major, Hob. I:46 (1772)

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710–1784)
Sinfonia in F major


During his lifetime, Haydn was celebrated as a musician throughout Europe. Mr. Haydn’s Nights took place regularly in London’s Hanover Square – and events they certainly were! In the eighteenth century the concert was considered a festive gathering, a happy affair and a social occasion.

This idea will be taken up by the Haydn Nights and transported into today. Not only will the symphonies be performed: Discussions, opportunities to stroll around and talk, photographic installations and gastronomic treats make for a unique concert experience.


1st violins _Stefano Barneschi*, Fabrizio Haim Cipriani, Ayako Matsunaga, Liana Mosca
2nd violins _Marco Bianchi*, Francesco Colletti, Judith Huber, Maria Cristina Vasi
Violas _ Ernest Braucher*, Carlo De Martini
Celli _Paolo Beschi*, Elena Russo
Basses _Giancarlo De Frenza*, Stefan Preyer
Oboes _Emiliano Rodolfi*, Josep Domenech
Bassoon _Alberto Guerra
Horns _Glen Borling*, Edward Deskur
Harpsichord _Riccardo Doni


Exclusively for Haydn2032:
«Il Filosofo» photographed by Chris Steele-Perkins, Magnum Photos


Audio samples from the second CD production «Il Filosofo».
CD and limited collector's edition release on 21st April 2015.
Visit our shop

Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony Nr. 22 in E flat major, Hob. I:22 «Der Philosoph» (1764)

II. Presto

Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Symphony Nr. 47 in G major, Hob. I:47 (1772)

IV. Finale: Presto assai

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-1784)
Sinfonia in F major

IV. Menuett


Giovanni Antonini about Haydn2032

Autor Bernhard Lassahn about Haydn2032


Franz Joseph Haydn
Symphony no. 47 in G major

A completely different yet no less impressive dance movement is central to the Symphony in G major Hob. I:47, and earned it the occasionally applied nickname of «Palindrome» ...
Franz Joseph Haydn
Symphony in E-flat major
«The Philosopher»

With the Symphony in E-flat major Hob. I:22 we return to the time in which Joseph Haydn still held the office of vice kapellmeister to Prince Esterházy ...
Franz Joseph Haydn
Symphony in B major

Along with Hob. I:45 ,according to the famous anecdote a musical request to Prince Nicholas to allow his musicians to return home to their families in Eisenstadt after too long at Eszterháza, the Symphony in B major Hob. 1:46 ...
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Sinfonia in F-major

As with the hunting piece of Haydn’s Symphony no. 22, a work for strings composed by Bach’s eldest son during his time in Dresden (1733–1746) also combines old and new compositional ideas ...


«With Haydn everything is light and smiles. He is the first modern artist.»

Giovanni Antonini interviewed in MUT 11.12.2014, Kai Luehrs-Kaiser

«It is as if Ill Giardino Armonicao had never played anything other than Viennese classics … And what they can coax out of old Haydn is well worth hearing. Haydn turns out to be as brilliant as he is ironically sly.»

Robert Strobl, Toccata, January 2015

«This ‘Italian Haydn’ has something to be said for him.»

Crescendo, RA, July 2014