"The Saint Michaels' style and elan are simply spellbinding." Audiophile Audition
Was he trivial and simplistic? Formulaic? A left-brained technician cranking out purely mechanical constructions? A mere stepping stone to Mozart and Beethoven? Franz Joseph Haydn (1732– 1809) has been accused of all of these things. In a special “informance” pitting the audience as jury, the Saint Michael Trio will defend Haydn against his critics in a courtroom-style drama incorporating slides, commentary, and demonstrations of Haydn’s compositional devices.