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Haydn in London

Irish Chamber Orchestra

Gábor Takács-Nagy, Principal Artistic Partner/Conductor


Haydn                  Symphony No. 101 The Clock

Wagner                Siegfried Idyll WWV 103

Bartok                  String Quartet No. 1, Lento

Haydn                   Symphony No. 104 London


Haydn was an international celebrity, by the time he visited London.   This programme is booked-ended by two of Haydn’s most significant London symphonies and marks the end of Gábor Takács-Nagy’s symphonic journey with HaydnThe Clock epitomises the composer’s wit with elegance alongside Haydn’s final and greatest London Symphony, a tour de force, a work of unsurpassed concentration, invention and consummate mastery.   Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll was a birthday gift to his wife Cosima.  Originally entitled the Tribschen Idyll, after their country retreat, it was renamed Siegfried Idyll, after their son.  Bartok’s landmark set of six quartets spanned his creative life and the first, with apparent echoes of Siegfried Idyll, shows a young composer greatly influenced by Wagner, in its harmonic intricacy.  The impact of folk-song is already visible in the quartet’s rhythmic drive and momentum.

3-concert subscription (Sept, Oct, Nov) €50 ( Book by Telephone only – Tictetmaster 0818 719300 or UCH 061 331549)

Concert Dates

  • 20:00, Thursday, September 11, 2014

    RDS Concert Hall, Dublin

    Tickets no longer available

  • 1410552000
  • 20:00, Friday, September 12, 2014

    University Concert Hall, Limerick

    Tickets no longer available


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