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Faculty of Music


Academy of Ancient Music

Tuesday, 12 April 2018
7.30pm, West Road Concert Hall
Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm

Saint and Sinner – Music by Haydn & Dussek

Haydn Symphony No. 93 in D major
Dussek Concerto for Fortepiano, Op. 49 in G minor
Dussek ‘Sehnsucht der Liebe’, ‘Hoffnung’ and ‘Das Warum’ from 6 Gesange for Voice and Fortepiano
Haydn Symphony No. 94 in G major: The Surprise

Richard Egarr, director & fortepiano
Daniela Lehner, mezzo soprano

Music migration continued throughout the 18th century. With the arrival of composers, musicians and new instruments from Europe, London’s musical world changed. Perhaps the most famous visitor was 'Papa' Haydn, a devout Catholic, who penned 12 'London' symphonies, two of which we hear in this concert.

Jan Ladislav Dussek was another international visitor to the capital at the time. Rumoured to have been a revolutionary and seducer of princesses, he charged extortionate prices for piano lessons then fled London when his music publishing business failed, abandoning his wife and daughter, and eventually drinking himself to death. Music Director, Richard Egarr will bring to life one of Dussek’s gems, performing his Concerto in G minor on an instrument modelled on a Broadwood fortepiano, used by Dussek and his contemporaries.

TICKETS: £33, £27, £15; concessions: £33–£15; AAMplify members and students: £5. Available from Cambridge Live Tickets. T: 01223 357851; E:; W:

Thursday, 12 April, 2018 - 19:30 to 21:45
Event location: 
7.30pm, West Road Concert Hall