Music Appreciation Day: Beethoven & Mozart 22 May 2016

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"Now that is a great piece!", said Beethoven when a visitor noticed that he had copied out the entire Finale of Mozart's A Major Quartet in one of his sketchbooks

“Now that is a great piece!” This was Beethoven’s comment when a visitor noticed he had copied the entire finale of Mozart’s A Major Quartet in his sketchbook. Join the charismatic Chilingirian Quartet for an enlightening study of Mozart K464 and Beethoven Op 18 No 5 Quartets, illustrating the touching tribute Beethoven paid to Mozart’s most daring quartet. Informal performances will complete the day.

ABOUT YOUR COURSE:

This day will focus on two great quartets: Mozart K464 And Beethoven Op 18 No 5.
Join the charismatic Chilingirian Quartet for an enlightening study of Mozart K464 and Beethoven Op 18 No 5 Quartets, that aims to illustrate what a touching tribute Beethoven paid to Mozart’s most daring quartet!
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LEVEL: SUITABLE FOR ALL

A subject focused course that is delivered to suit any level of experience from beginner to advanced practitioner. A structured start is followed by guided independent practice.

TIMETABLE

(provisional – this may be adapted by the tutors during the course)

10.30am Registration and Coffee
10.45–12.30am Morning session
12.45pm Lunch
2.00pm Afternoon session
3.30pm Tea
4.00pm Informal recital 5–5.30pm Course ends

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Comments 2

  1. LevonChilingirian
    Mozart took incredible care with his 6 Quartets dedicated to Haydn! I would venture to say that quartet writing did not come as easily for him as piano concerti....and he was really trying to please his senior colleague. The originals are at the British Library and it was a great privilege to see those manuscripts a few years ago!

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