Academy of Ancient Music – 1790s London: Saint & Sinner – music by Haydn & Dussek
Thursday 12th April 2018 | 7:30pm
Venue: West Road Concert Hall
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 prices for piano lessons then fled London when his music publishing business failed, abandoning his wife and daughter, and eventually drinking himself 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.
Free pre-concert talk at 6:30pm
For more information about the AAM visit www.aam.co.uk
Haydn Symphony No. 93 in D major
Dussek Concerto for fortepiano Op. 49 in G minor
Dussek Sehnsucht der Liebe, Hoffnung and Das Warum from 6 Gesange for Voice and Fortepiano
Haydn Symphony No. 94 in G major (the Surprise)
Ticket and Booking Information
£33, £27, £15 (£5 for under 26 and students)
Cambridge Live Box Office 01223 357851