Chilingirians Mozart, Haydn quartets & quintets weekend at the Castle Hotel, Taunton April 2018

The Chilingirian Quartet – Haydn and Mozart: String Quartets and Quintets

The Chilingirian Quartet has performed many times at The Castle Hotel – this will be their thirteenth appearance since 1978. The event takes place 13 – 15 Apr 2018. Stay at the Castle Hotel over the weekend where all the events take place.

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Guest viola player Prunella Pacey is currently a member of the Arto Ensemble and Cugnon Consort, and a former member of the Allegri String Quartet. She has performed internationally and recorded extensively, and is currently consultant viola teacher at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.

The programme for the weekend needs barely any introduction. It is dedicated to two giants of chamber music, and particularly of string ensemble repertoire: Mozart and Haydn.

A programme of Mozart and Haydn quartets and quintets, with enlightening pre-concert talks by Richard Wigmore, a music writer, lecturer and broadcaster for BBC Radio 3. He writes for BBC Music Magazine and Gramophone and has taught classes in Lieder history and interpretation at the Guildhall, Trinity College of Music and Birkbeck College. He read French and German at Cambridge and later studied Music at the Guildhall. His publications include Schubert: the complete song texts and Pocket Guide to Haydn.

Stay for two nights at the ever-welcoming Castle Hotel in Taunton, where all the events of the weekend take place.

Testimonials include:

‘A varied programme with stunning performances – interesting and accessible.’
‘It was absolutely a great privilege to hear these works played by this quartet.’
‘A particularly good weekend: a well balanced programme.
Everything is thought of and works like clockwork. No hidden extras. First class speakers and performers.’
We love The Castle Hotel. Bedrooms extremely comfortable, good food and a very friendly atmosphere.’

Concert 1: Friday 13 April, 6.00pm

Pre-concert talk at 5.30pm
Haydn, Quartet in D, Op.50 No.6
Mozart, Quintet No.1 in B flat, K.174
Mozart, Quintet No.3 in C, K.515

Concert 2: Saturday 14 April, 11.00am

Pre-concert talk at 10.30am
Mozart, Quartet in B flat, K.458, The Hunt
Haydn, Quartet in C, Op.54 No.2
Mozart, Quintet No.5 in D, K.593

Concert 3: Saturday 14 April, 6.00pm

Pre-concert talk at 5.30pm
Mozart, Quartet No.15 in D minor, K.421
Mozart, Quintet No.2 in C minor, K.406
Mozart, Quintet No.4 in G minor, K.516

Concert 4: Sunday 15 April, 11.00am

Pre-concert talk at 10.30am
Haydn, Quartet in D minor, Op.42
Haydn, Quartet in G, Op.77 No.1
Mozart, Quintet No.6 in E flat, K.614