In Search of Haydn - WORLD PREMIERE with the Endellion String Quartet

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In Search of Haydn - WORLD PREMIERE with the Endellion String Quartet

  • Thu 12 Jan 2012
  • 7:30PM
Imported 1540
Imported 1540

Barbican Centre

Silk StreetLondon EC2Y 8DS


Filmed and Directed by Phil Grabsky
Narrated by Juliet Stevenson

Featuring the world's greatest musicians and orchestras including:

Gianandrea Noseda, Sir Roger Norrington, The Orchestra of the 18th Century with Frans Brüggen, Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques, Ian Page and the Classical Opera Company, Ronald Brautigam, The Endellion String Quartet, Gautier Capuçon, Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège with Pablo González, Marc-André Hamelin, Sophie Bevan, The Florestan Trio, Wilke te Brummelstroete, Alison Balsom, Emanuel Ax, Rémy Baudet, Joseph Kalichstein, Camilla Tilling and many more.

From the makers of In Search of Mozart and In Search of Beethoven, (nominated for RPS Awards), filmmaker Phil Grabsky and his company Seventh Art Productions are now embarking on In Search of Haydn to explore the most elusive of the three Viennese composers.

Haydn (1723-1809) was one of the greatest musical innovators. Mozart and Beethoven greatly looked up to him as Papa Haydn and yet today in concert halls he is often overshadowed in favour of his younger contemporaries. As Andras Schiff pointed out during the recent anniversary in 2009:

'The world needs to appreciate him much more: of all the really great composers, he is still the most underrated.'

By speaking to the greatest living exponents of Haydn’s music, this film intends to readdress the balance and to shed light on this forgotten master and his work.

The Endellion String Quartet will also perform Haydn’s Op 76/1 live before the film.

There will be a live Q&A with Director Phil Grabsky directly after the screening.