The day was hot, and I’d had a late start, but I decided to give it a try. The Storm King Art Center is about an hour’s drive south, and I arrived at noon. Instead of taking to the open fields, I followed a path up toward the museum, shaded for much of the way. The humidity was down, and there was a welcome breeze. It turned out to be a boon to veer off my past course, as I gained new angles on familiar works and happened across others, by Hepworth, Nevelson, Pomodoro, and von Rydingsvard, I’d not seen before.
Franz Joseph Haydn, Symphony No. 58 in F major, Hob.I:58 (1767) (The Academy of Ancient Music, conducted by Christopher Hogwood)
The symphony is in four movements—I. Allegro, II. Andante, III. Menuet alla zoppa (“limping”). Un poco Allegretto – Trio, and IV. Finale. Presto. Its instrumentation includes 2 oboes, 1 bassoon, 2 horns, and strings (8 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 double bass).
Credits: The photographs, as always on the blog unless indicated otherwise, are mine.