Christopher Hogwood CBE (1941-2014)
Throughout his 50-year career, conductor, musicologist and keyboard player Christopher Hogwood applied his synthesis of scholarship and performance with enormous artistic and popular success. Spearheading the movement that became known as ‘historically-informed performance’, he promoted it to the mainstream through his work on 17th- and 18th-century repertoire with the Academy of Ancient Music, and went on to apply its principles to music of all periods with the world’s leading symphony orchestras and opera houses. His editions of music were published by the major international houses, and in his writings, lectures and broadcasts he was admired equally for his intellectual rigour and his accessible presentation.
Sharing the focus of a conference in Cambridge with his old friend and fellow explorer in music and instruments of the past, Nick Shackleton, is particularly appropriate.
Christopher Hogwood Memorial Recital
Sunday 27 September 2015, 7.30pm-9.30pm
Great St Mary’s Church, Cambridge
Florilegium – Haydn: London Symphonies
Haydn Symphony No.94 (Surprise) – arranged by Salomon
Mozart Flute Quartet in D major
Haydn Symphony No.104 (London) – arranged by Salomon
This programme brings together two of Haydn’s London Symphonies in their chamber version arranged by the violinist, quartet leader and conductor Johann Peter Salomon, perhaps most well-known for enticing the great composer to London for two visits in the 1790s. Given the immense success of Haydn’s Symphonies in Salomon’s concert series it is hardly surprising that there was much demand for chamber versions of these new works. Florilegium present the “Surprise” and “London” Symphonies in this scaled down chamber version for flute, string quartet and fortepiano together with Mozart’s beautifully idiomatic first flute quartet in D major K.285.
Discounted £5 entry for Galpin Society conference delegates.