Haydn was the most famous composer of his day. By the time he visited London in 1791-95, he was a celebrity courted by the monarchy and his music was widely performed at concerts and in the home. This concert will look at the evolution of his style and explore the influence of the Enlightenment and the tumultuous social and cultural changes that were taken place in Europe during his lifetime. The concert traces the development of music from the high baroque through to the classical style. Works by Handel, Bach, Hadyn and Beethoven will be performed. 2009 marks the 200th anniversary of Haydns 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 Guardian for its dynamic commitment and high virtuosity. A breath of fresh air. The pieces performed were: Bach - Cello Suite in G Major, BWV 1007 Prelude Allemande Courante Sarabande Minuets Gigue Handel - Sonata in D major, HWV 371 for violin and continuo Affetuoso Allegro Larghetto Allegro Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 8 Op. 13 in C minor - Path?tique Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio Adagio cantabile Rondo: Allegro Haydn - Piano Trio in E flat No. 15 - Jacobs Dream Andante cantabile Allegro - Jacobs Dream The other concerts in the series Haydn in London include: The Revolutionary Drawing Room London: The place to be seen and heard Papa Haydn or Genial Revolutionary? All our lectures are available for free download from the Gresham College website, in video, audio or text formats: gresham.ac.uk Gresham College professors and guest speakers have been giving free public lectures in central London since 1597. This tradition continues today and you can attend any of our lectures, or watch or listen to them on our website. Website: gresham.ac.uk Twitter: twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Gresham-College/14011689941

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