Friday 13 April 2018 7.30pm
Saint and Sinner - music by Haydn & Dussek
Milton Court Concert Hall, London, UK
Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm
Symphony No. 93 in D major
Concerto for Fortepiano Op. 49 in G minor
Sehnsucht der Liebe, Hoffnung and Das Warum from 6 Gesange for Voice and Fortepiano
Symphony No. 94 in G major (the Surprise)
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About this concert
Music migration continued throughout the 18th century. With the arrival of composers, musicians and new instruments from Europe, London’s musical world changed. Perhaps the most famous visitor was 'Papa' Haydn, a devout Catholic, who penned 12 'London' symphonies, two of which we hear in this concert.
Jan Ladislav Dussek was another international visitor to the capital at the time. Rumoured to have been a revolutionary and seducer of princesses, he charged extortionate proces for piano lessons then fled London when his music publishing business failed, abandoning his wife and daughter, and eventually drinking himslef to death. Music Director Richard Egarr will bring to life one of Dussek’s gems, performing his Concerto in G minor on an instrument modelled on a Broadwood fortepiano, used by Dussek and his contemporaries.
"The AAM's three period trumpets rang out proudly at the barbican over the delicate sound of its period flutes and strings" FINANCIAL TIMES
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