Eszterháza to London: Music & Reminiscences from Haydn’s Travel Dairies


Saturday, April 6, 2019
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Eszterháza to London: Music & Reminiscences from Haydn’s Travel Dairies  

A Buffet Reception of English Cheeses and Sparkling Wine will be served after the concert.

  Sylvia Berry,  1806 Broadwood Fortepiano       

Ilana Davidson, Soprano

  Krista Bennion Feeney, Violin      

Mark Kramer, ‘Cello

This program is inspired by Franz Joseph Haydn’s colorful dairies which recount the challenges of traveling from Eszterháza to London and the sensation that ensued upon his arrival in England in 1791. “The sea crossing was terrible and the journey to London was even worse.” On this journey, he had met with Beethoven in Bonn and once Haydn arrived in London he was warmly welcomed as a celebrity. In an era when music for private salon concerts was very stylish, Haydn’s piano trios had tremendous appeal. Although the venues might have been small, the piano writing in the trios is wide-ranging and full of virtuosity, surprises and humor. In London, Haydn became inspired by instruments of English manufacture, particularly the beautiful pianos of  John Broadwood which are ideally suited for his music. Join us for a rare opportunity to hear the music of Haydn & Beethoven in an entirely adventurous and new context….and with an original 1806 Broadwood fortepiano played by one of the foremost experts of the instrument.

Franz Joseph Haydn:

Piano Trio in C Major No. 43 Hob. XV: 27

 Scottish Songs for William Napier

Piano Trio in G Major No. 39 Hob. XV: 25 (Gypsy)

 Ludwig van Beethoven,  Variations on ‘God Save the King’  WoO 78

Event Location and Ticket Information

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The Histroic Church of St. Mary the Virgin
191 South Greelely Avenue
Chappaqua, New York 10514
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Times: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Presenter: Ars Antiqua
Presenter Phone: 914-238-8015
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