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Saving Michael Haydn

Alina Ibragimova explores music by Michael Haydn, Joseph Haydn’s often-ignored, but almost as prolific, younger brother.
Basingstoke, The Anvil £16 - £42

Mozart Overture The Marriage of Figaro
Mozart Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Michael Haydn Violin Concerto in Bb
Mozart Posthorn Serenade

Alina Ibragimova director/ violin

Pre-concert talk, 6.30 pm | The Forge

Who’s heard of Michael Haydn? Haydn’s brother wrote almost as much music as his more famous sibling. But he didn’t catalogue it properly, and so it’s fallen into obscurity ever since.

Violinist Alina Ibragimova wants to revive the legacy of Michael Haydn. She’s on a mission to record all his violin concertos.

In tonight’s concert you’ll hear Michael Haydn’s work paired with music by his contemporary, Mozart, who of course has a very different legacy.

This includes a rare opportunity to hear his Posthorn Serenade, featuring a star turn for the instrument used in the 18th century to signal the arrival of the mail coach.

"Utterly compelling "
The Australian on Alina Ibragimova