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RNCM Chamber Music Festival 2019

Joseph Haydn: Innovation and Inspiration

This year’s festival pays homage to the innovative genius of Joseph ‘Papa’ Haydn, rightfully known as the ‘Father of the String Quartet’. We explore some of his inspiring and original chamber works as well as seminal compositions including The Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross. Throughout, we showcase our own talented students alongside guests Quatuor Mosaïques, Trio Wanderer, the Heath Quartet, Trio Gaspard, Simon Rowland-Jones and the Benyounes Quartet.

We also look at how Haydn’s ‘invention’ developed, the composers directly inspired by him, and some living composers who still refer to his genius. We explore what the string quartet, or indeed, chamber music as a whole has or might become. An ever-present in composition, education and performance, the quartet is capable of ground-breaking experimentation, radical invention and extraordinary expression, and is arguably now a vehicle for innovation in its own right.

There is a wide variety of events taking place, from more traditional quartet performances to modern imaginings and arrangements, film screenings, talks and masterclasses, allowing you to curate your own individual and unique journey through this busy weekend and reflect on Haydn’s immense impact as a true original.

Jeremy Young artistic director

Festival Ticket £130
(covers admission to all Chamber Music Festival events except Papa Haydn)

Friday Day Ticket £50
Saturday Day Ticket £50
Sunday Day Ticket* £40
(*covers admission to all of Sunday’s events except Papa Haydn)

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Mar 15th

Pioneers

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Evolution

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Mar 15th

Masterclass with Erich Höbarth

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Mar 15th

Influences

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Apotheosis

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Mar 15th

The Bartolozzi Trios

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Mar 15th

Quatuor Mosaïques

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Mar 15th

The Future of the String Quartet

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Mar 16th

Reverence

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Mar 16th

The Restoration of Urtext in Haydn’s String Quartets

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Mar 16th

New Perspectives

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Mar 16th

1785

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Mar 16th

In Search of Haydn (2012)

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Mar 16th

Making Of Haydn

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Mar 16th

Haydn Unravelled

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Mar 16th

Trio Wanderer

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Mar 16th

Post-Concert Performance

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Mar 17th

Exaltation

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Mar 17th

Papa Haydn

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Mar 17th

Harmoniemusik

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Mar 17th

Originality and Influence: Haydn’s Piano Trios Explored

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Mar 17th

Innovation

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Mar 17th

Trio Gaspard

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Mar 17th

Heath Quartet

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