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Friday series 9

Tickets: from 30 / 25 / 20 / 18 (pens.) / 8 €

Interval at about 19.40. The concert ends at about 21.00. The Late-Night Chamber Music ends at about 21.50.

Andrew Manze
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The very last symphony composed by Joseph Haydn bears the name “London”, though he actually composed no fewer than 12 for performance in the English capital. Regardless of whether or not he knew that no. 104 would be his farewell symphony, the “London” is in any case exceptionally fine and brimming with Haydnish ideas. The musical city map of Ralph Vaughan Williams bears echoes of the bells of Westminster. Neither Vaughan Williams nor Haydn was a Londoner born and bred – unlike charming Andrew Manze.

Text: Lotta Emanuelsson

Andrew Manze, conductor

Haydn: Symphony No. 104 “London”
Williams: Symphony No. 2 ”A London Symphony”


Viola music from 17th-century England:
Jukka Rautasalo, gamba
Varpu Haavisto, gamba
Timo Alanen, gamba
Miika Uuksulainen, gamba
Teemu Kauppinen, violone

John Jenkins: Fantasia a5 nro 1
Christopher Tye: In Nomine a 5 "Free From All"
Henry Purcell: Fantasia a4 nro 12
John Dowland: Lachrimae or Seaven Teares