Thu, 15 Feb|
Wesley Music Centre
Australian Haydn Ensemble - Love & Devotion: String Quartets by Haydn, Mozart & Mendelssohn
Australian Haydn Ensemble return to Canberra this February with an exciting new concert series. First up is 'Love and Devotion', a performance of three immensely satisfying quartets.
Time & Location
15 Feb 2024, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wesley Music Centre, 20-22 National Circuit, Entrance via, Fitzroy St, Forrest ACT 2603, Australia
About the event
The AHE has lift off with a program of three immensely satisfying quartets. All have moments of such emotional intensity that they seem to come from a place of deep personal feeling. So is love in the air? The D major is one of Haydn’s most enjoyable quartets. So expressive is the second movement that an early biographer placed it in a sequence of works stemming from an “acute emotional crisis”. He even filled the evidence gap with the death of an invented lover. Mozart’s D minor quartet dates from a blissful period of his life just post his marriage to Constanze, but if it’s infused with love, it’s as much for his new friend and father figure, Haydn, as it is for his bride. 18-year-old Mendelssohn dedicated his Opus 12 quartet literally to the girl-next-door, one Betty Pistor, but she responded by dumping him. The legacy of this doomed affair is a great, glorious, mature work as rich as romantic opera; brimming with melody and rule-smashing invention.
AHE String Quartet
Skye McIntosh, violin
Alice Evans, violin
Karina Schmitz, viola
Daniel Yeadon, cello
For more information see AHE website: https://www.australianhaydn.com.au/