14th May 2022


Price: £32 / £17 U18s + students(includes £2 booking fee)

Haydn was a master at all scales: the architect of great symphonies but also a master of the miniature. The group of works known as Le Matin, Le Midi, Le Soir are a brilliant application of the Italian concerto grosso model in classical form, inspired by the Italian taste for depicting nature in music.

The ‘English’ Canzonettas are a story of musical opportunism: a residence with composer and impresario (Salomon), a fine English Broadwood pianforte in a workshop across the road, and easy access to London salons full of poets and intellectuals. The result is a series of lyric works for pianoforte and vocal accompaniment, with charming melodies that aptly frame words of the moment. Alongside these three remarkable symphonies, the songs complete a lustrous account of Haydn: man for all seasons, complete musician and consummate innovator.

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  • Venue: Wiltshire Music Centre
    Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1DZ, United Kingdom
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