Series about classical music. Former footballer Dion Dublin summarises Joseph Haydn's Trumpet Concerto, with the help of a football team and some MOTD-style graphics.
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Some songwriters or composers just know how to produce a hit.
MUSIC: Trumpet Concerto in E Flat by Joseph Haydn
Those composers are just like superstar strikers
shooting for goal.
They just know how to write a piece of music
that's going to hit the back of the net every time.
Joseph Haydn, 18th-century Austrian composer.
He used to have to write melodies for the orchestra
he managed that were memorable and bang on target.
Otherwise, he'd get the boot from the prince who employed him.
Luckily, Haydn had an ear for a catchy tune,
the kind that his boss could hum to for weeks and weeks
while wallowing in his posh bath.
And his record speaks for itself.
Take this concerto,
where the trumpeter takes the role of superstar striker
and plays a real crowd-pleaser of a melody all of their own.
Haydn knows that's not enough,
so he opts for a rondo formation for this piece.
That's a musical structure where the main melody keeps returning -
like a chorus, but alternates with different musical interludes,
so the rest of the players aren't sitting about doing nothing.
They are providing the interludes, picking up the tempo
and creating variety - but, in the end, always passing the ball back
to the star striker,
who only has eyes for goal.
Former footballer Dion Dublin summarises Joseph Haydn's Trumpet Concerto, with the help of a football team and some MOTD-style graphics. Soloist Alison Balsom performs with the BBC Philharmonic under the baton of Alpesh Chauhan.