The Little Orchestra: London
Fri 24 Jan | 6:30 pm
Born in the sleepy but quietly progressive town of Bonn, Beethoven’s alcoholic father (himself a mediocre musician) saw in his son a potential child genius in the same vein as Mozart, and put a young Beethoven under immense pressure in his musical studies. As he grew, Beethoven was forced to take on more responsibility for his family as the head of the family descended further and further into drunkenness, whilst at the same time being shaped by his first real teacher, Christian Gottlob Neefe, in both his music and wider beliefs.
Mozart Violin Sonata in G K9
Beethoven Piano Quartet in E flat WoO36/1
Bach Prelude & Fugue in E flat minor BWV853
Bach Prelude & Fugue in E BWV878
Bach Prelude & Fugue in F minor BWV857