Haydn in London: The Revolutionary Drawing Room

This concert looks at 18th century music making and the demand for chamber music to be performed in the home. The talk will look at the Tavern Concert and will consider the evolving musical language and the dialogue between composer and audience through the music. Haydn and Mozart will be performed alongside rarely heard works by Field, Onslow, Viotti and Dussek.

2009 marks the 200th anniversary of Haydn’s death and this event is part of the series of concerts that puts his fantastic instrumental chamber music and song into its social and cultural context. Each concert will be proceeded by a talk by Thomas Kemp, the artistic director of Chamber Domaine, recently praised in The Guardianfor its “dynamic commitment and high virtuosity. A breath of fresh air.”

The pieces performed were:

George Onslow – Allegro con Spirito for Piano Trio (Dedicated to Dussek)

Giovanni Battista Viotti – Andante Sostenuto from Concerto No 28 for Violin and Piano

Ludwig van Beethoven – English Folk Songs for Tenor and Piano Trio
Sally in our Alley
Again my Lyre

John Field – Nocturne No 4 in A Major

Joseph Haydn – Scottish Folk Songs for Tenor and Piano Trio
The Berks of Abergeldie
O, Let me in
The White Cockade

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Quartet in G K478
Rondo – Allegro Moderato