Alina Ibragimova - for West Road

Academy of Ancient Music

Ibragimova directs Haydn and Mozart

Wednesday 23rd October 2013

7:30 pm

Following her acclaimed debut with the AAM in 2012, Alina Ibragimova returns in a programme exploring the humorous side of two giants of the classical repertoire.

Haydn’s ‘Farewell’ symphony was written for the Hungarian holiday palace of his employer, and ends with just two players on stage. His patron, Prince Esterházy, got the hint: after a long summer, the home-sick musicians were released back to their families in Austria the next day.

Mozart’s tenth symphony brims with optimism and warmth, inspired by the composer’s first trip to Italy. The ‘Turkish’ concerto earns its name from the Eastern flavour of the finale (including the string players using the wooden part of the bow rather than the hairs), and provides a fitting end to a night of light-hearted music making.

Haydn - Violin Concerto No.1 in C major (c.1769)
Haydn - Symphony No.45 in F sharp minor 'Farewell' (1772)
Mozart - Symphony No.10 in G major (1770)
Mozart - Violin Concerto No.5 in A major 'Turkish' (1775)

Alina Ibragimova - director & violin (concertos)
Pavlo Beznosiuk - director & violin (symphonies)

Ticket & Booking Information
Student tickets £3 (via AAMplify scheme). All others £14/20/27
Cambridge Corn Exchange: 01223 357851

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