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Sun 29 Jul 2018

Hovingham Hall

Mozart: Master of Deception, with Rachel Podger

Bethan White, Oboe (Ann & Peter Law OAE Experience Scheme)
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Haydn Symphony No. 26 Lamentatione
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 1
JC Bach Symphony in G minor
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5

Rachel Podger director/ violin

There is more to Mozart than meets the eye.

His repertoire is full of surprises and deceptions.

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Fri 31 Aug 2018

Kloster Eberbach, Basilika, Rheingau

Mozart’s Coronation Mass

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Haydn Harmoniemesse
Mozart Symphony no. 33
Mozart Coronation Mass

Ádám Fischer conductor
Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano
Nick Pritchard tenor
Dingle Yandell bass
Anna Dennis soprano
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

The second night of our spectacular double-header at the Rheingau Musik Festival, performed in abbey at the Eberbach Monastery.

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Sat 8 Sep 2018

Kleine Beethovenhalle


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Beethoven Overture to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s tragedy  Egmont , op. 84
Haydn Symphony no. 101 in D major
Beethoven Symphony no. 5 in C minor, op. 67

Ádám Fischer conductor

We’re delighted to be returning to Beethovenfest Bonn with conductor Ádám Fischer for a programme of Beethoven and Haydn.

When Haydn wrote his Symphony no. 101 he was at the pinnacle of his career. After serving for decades in Esterháza, he was now a figure of international stature: he wrote the final movements in Vienna and the opening movement during his triumphant second tour of England. At this time Beethoven was Haydn’s pupil. Strikingly, he tended to sidestep genres dominated by Haydn and only gradually found his way to the symphony. The  Egmont  Overture and the Fifth Symphony are two works from his middle period that travel ‘through darkness toward the light’ – a narrative pattern of the Age of Enlightenment.

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