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From the Archives - Surprise Symphonies

Enjoy an episode of surprise symphonies.
Brooke Knoll
Enjoy an episode of surprise symphonies.

We have reached the eponymous work in our series of surprise symphonies: Haydn’s Symphony No. 94 – the “Surprise Symphony” – but perhaps as you’ve never heard it. We’ll also feature the tuneful second symphony of composer William Grant Still.

Compositions and Recordings

Symphony No. 94 (arr. Salomon)
by Franz Josef Haydn
Arco Baleno

Symphony No. 2 in G minor
by William Grant Still
Neeme Jarvi with the Detroit Symphony

Frank Byrne is the host of From the Archives on 91.9 Classical KC.
Brooke Knoll is the digital audience specialist and on-air host for Classical KC. You can reach her at