Händel and Mozart

St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London, 10.2.2018

St. Martin-in-the-Fields is for me a traditional stop and a must when visiting London, ever since my English teacher had told me about 30 years back that this church was special. It took me nearly 20 years to go and actually step inside, but since then, I’ve been to many a great classical concert there. So, once I knew that I’d be in London, of course another candlelight concert was booked.

I enjoyed the music, and the evening, as I love the setting and only can recommend this venue. Just watch out not to catch the seats upstairs, which are Q1&Q2 if you want to see the musicians. That was a bit disappointing for the price, as it somehow makes a difference to see the artist, even if the church itself is beautiful and has great acoustics mostly anywhere. Maybe the partial view made for me hearing a false note or too… and seriously, I did intentionally and consciously not go for any Valentine’s programme, so I must admit, that I was a bit annoyed by the conductor slipping in one of his own pieces for the occasion.

Yet it was a lovely evening, and on the whole I was very happy and content with the whole.

For my own souvenir, here’s the programme played by the London Musical Arts Ensemble, John Landor, Conductor

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Overture form ‘Messiah’
– Concerto Grosso in C ‘Alexander’s Feast’
– Air from ‘Water Music’

Johann Paschelbel (1653-1706)
– Canon in D

John Landor (conductor)
A piece dedicated to his Valentine

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
– Divertimento in D

Interval

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
– Divertimento in F

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
– Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 12 in B minor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
– Seraenade in G major ‘Eine kleine Nachtmusik’

 

 

 

Author: a bit of everything and beyond

music lover with no aspiration to be a critique, but who gave in to a need to vent a bit online and who decided to do that on one of my hobbies, after a particularly intense concert

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