Laurence Sterne and Joseph Haydn

Tuesday, 28 February 2006
Barnard’s Inn Hall


An exploration of the connections between Laurence Sterne, the 18th century novelist and Joseph Haydn. There are a lot of parallels in their work - especially towards subverting expectation through unexpected twists of form, language and style, and this was to have a huge impact on the course of music and literature. The concert programme included works by Haydn, Beethoven and Mozart.