Baroque Ensemble at NCEM [photo:  Martin Scheuregger]

Towards the String Quartet
Baroque Day 1

Saturday 5 May 2018 at 12.30PM
National Centre for Early Music

Compagnia d'Istrumenti

Telemann     Quartet in G, TWV 43: G5

Richter     Quartet no. 1 op. 5

Mozart, arr. Anon     Excerpts from Die Zauberflöte, K 620

Haydn     Quartet no. 2 op. 20

Compagnia d’Istrumenti explores the development and popularity of the string quartet, from its genesis in the Baroque period to fashionable and popular eighteenth-century adaptations of Mozart’s operatic arias and culminating in the music of ‘the admirable and matchless HAYDN!’ (Charles Burney).

The world of music was not immune from the enormous social and political upheavals of the 18th century: ‘The Century of Lights’.  This year’s Baroque Day highlights the changes in style and taste that marked the transition from the late Baroque to Classical period and the rise of the string quartet and the symphony.

Tickets: £15; concessions £13; students £3
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