Lecture Recital: Hochschule für Musik, Klassik - Musik-Akademie Basel
Musik-Akademie Basel, Studio Eckenstein
January 10, 2019
Part of a series of 3 Lecture Recitals with violinist Nicholas Kitchen
The lecture on January 10 will look at the manuscript of Haydn Op. 71, No. 1 and view it in the context of the Violinschule of Leopold Mozart, and then will jump in time to the working sessions that the Borromeo String Quartet had with György Ligeti himself on Ligeti String Quartet No. 2. Haydn would sometimes provide detailed instructions to performers and other times he would seem to leave everything unresolved. Haydn's approach becomes much more understandable when we read the advice of Leopold Mozart about how to elaborate “unadorned” sections of music. This will be compared with working directly with Ligeti on his own composition.