We devoted the first half of our October meeting to the music of Joseph Hayden. We listened to two examples of his extremely wide range of compositions, namely his String Quartet in E Flat and his Symphony No 103. The latter was written during one of his two residences in London, which proved to be some of the most financially rewarding of his writing career. The second half of the morning was devoted to Mozart’s 4th Violin Concerto and Eric Korngold’s sole concerto for the violin. Although born 200 years apart, both composers started their composing careers as ‘child wonders’ and both were influenced in different ways by their city of Vienna. Our next meeting will be on November 25th, when I have promised to include a ‘Blast of Brass’. Geoff Moth.