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Richard Gill, Joseph Haydn and the MSO at the MRC - LML
Whether you are new to classical music or a regular concertgoer, take your music appreciation to the next level with the third in this entertaining three-concert series led by Richard Gill. Part concert, part interactive lecture, each Ears Wide Open offers a fascinating insight behind the creation of an important orchestral work and its composer.
The audience will learn all about Haydn's second-last symphony, Drumroll, which received its premiere in London in 1795. The review in the Morning Chronicle was ecstatic: 'Another new Overture, by the fertile and enchanting Haydn…had continual strokes of genius, both in air and harmony.' Those 'strokes of genius' referred to the famous extended roll on the timpani that opens the work and provides its nickname.
Richard Gill is just the man to lead the audience through the genius of Haydn with the assistance of a select band of MSO musicians. The full orchestra will be performing the symphony in its entirety on Wednesday September 14, along with Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 and Schoenberg's 'Transfigured Night'.