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Vienna Piano Trio

Vienna Piano Trio

Manchester Chamber Concerts Society

RNCM Theatre, 27 October 2014

A splendid concert.

There were three astutely chosen works.  Following the opulent melodies of Haydn’s Piano Trio in E flat major, we were given one of those ingeniously constructed artifacts that only the fertile genius of Mozart could have come up with.   214 more words

Music Review

W.A. Mozart - String Quartet 13 in d, K. 173 (1773)

Eric Blom, in his book on Mozart, allocates a single paragraph to this set of 1773 string quartets. These quartets were written in Vienna, and Blom writes that the set “shows very clearly that the boy of seventeen was anxious to impress his learning on the musicians of the capital.” Hans Keller, in his chapter on chamber music in Robbins Landon and Donald Mitchell’s  179 more words

Hendrik Slegtenhorst

To Vienna, to Vienna

What would we do without the Austro-Hungarian Empire to reflect on?

I think of what then seemed, in an age of travel on horseback, its great expanse; of the good abbé, Ferenc Liszt, travelling from town to village to play his piano transcriptions of Beethoven symphonies to people to whom… 951 more words

Latest News - Final MMus Recital

This Thursday, 23 October, Megan will be performing in her final MMus recital at the Michael Tippet Centre at 7:30pm, following colleague Claire Sawyer’s piano recital at 6:30pm. 29 more words

Music at Melbourne Festival 2014

So the Melbourne Festival is happening this month and I thought I might make a list of some music events that I could go to. There is quite a handful of popular music acts including… 198 more words

Arcadia Quintet

Beethoven - Piano Sonata 1 in f, Op. 2/1 (1795)

In his exceptional analysis, pianist András Schiff explains that, although Beethoven took very little from Mozart, he took much from Haydn, in particular how to build a work from small cells, and how to integrate and sustain asymmetry against symmetry. 136 more words

Hendrik Slegtenhorst