Written when the composer was completely deaf, Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge is a fiercely powerful and introspective work. Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1, to be performed by premier cellist Zuill Bailey, was unknown for about two hundred years until its rediscovery in 1961. As one of his early works, it showcases the young Haydn as a master of instrumental writing. In 1788, when Mozart wrote his last symphony, the lofty and revolutionary Symphony No. 41 (“Jupiter”), he was living a precarious life in Vienna. Even though under the strain of debt, Mozart did not allow his personal struggles to interfere with the noble treatment he gave to this triumphant work.