Groot Omroepkoor in the Concertgebouw (2015) (Photo: Hans van der Woerd)

Haydn's Harmony Play


  • Joseph Haydn Harmoniemesse
  • Frank Martin In terra pax

Performing masses by Joseph Haydn is a regular tradition in Austria and Germany, but rather rare in the Netherlands. Our image of Haydn is rather that of a composer of string quartets, symphonies, piano sonatas and Die Schöpfung. Nevertheless, half of Haydn's oeuvre consists of vocal music, most of it spiritual. It is therefore a great opportunity to hear Haydn's last mass, his Harmoniemesse from 1802, the work of a man of seventy. This programme also includes the poignant call for peace on earth that Swiss-Dutch composer Frank Martin premiered in 1945: In terra pax.

This concert will be performed without an audience. The live registration can be heard from 20.15 on NPO Radio 4 and can be followed as a webcast on

Friday 12 February 2021
Yes, including break

Large Hall


Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
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Peter Dijkstra
Conductor, Choir conductor
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Netherlands Radio Choir
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Nikki Treurniet
Barbara Kozelj
Sebastian Kohlhepp
Thomas Oliemans
Andreas Wolf
Tanja Obalski
Soprano, choir soloist Haydn
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Matevž Kajdiž
Tenor, choir soloist Haydn
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