Mercury Records Stereo Still Sealed
"Franz Josef Haydn had served as Kapellmeister, or court composer, for Prince Nikolaus I EsterhÂ·zy for 28 years by the time the Prince died in 1790. Nikolaus' successor, his son Anton, was not a great music fan and largely disbanded the family's musical establishment. Haydn moved to Vienna and quickly received many employment offers, the most exciting of which came from the violinist-impresario Johann Peter Salomon, who offered Haydn a considerable sum of money to come to England to present several new compositions in a series of concerts. Haydn arrived in England (his first trip ever outside Austria) on January 1, 1791, and the first of Salomon's three wildly successful concert seasons got started in March. The Symphony No. 94 was premiered under Haydn's direction on March 23, 1792, in the middle of the second season." - AMG.