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Introduced by John Suchet
Beethoven Septet Op. 20 in E flat major
Schubert Adagio from the Octet D803 in F major
Brahms Hungarian Dances 1 & 3 arr. Johnson
J Strauss I Radetzky March arr. Johnson
J Strauss II Frühlingsstimmen Waltz arr. Johnson; Tritsch-Tratsch Polka arr. Johnson; Kaiser-Walzer arr. Johnson
Léhar Merry Widow Waltz arr. Johnson
Emma Johnson in conversation with Stephen Threlfall
Matt Denton violin | Michelle Fleming violin | Eoin Schmidt-Martin viola | Emma Denton cello | Chris West double bass | Emma Halnan flute | Emma Johnson clarinet | Phil Gibbon bassoon | Peter Francomb horn | Paul Clarvis percussion
Vienna in the 19th century was an extraordinary city, a hotbed of musical creativity that nurtured world-renowned composers such as Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and the Strauss family. Ruled by the fascinating Habsburg dynasty, Vienna evolved from a police state into a more equitable society where the middle classes increasingly found a voice, but hidden under the apparently harmless mania for wine, women and song were germinating the seeds of social discontent that would trigger the First World War.
In this concert, interspersing music with images and readings about key historical moments as well as biographical details of the composers, Emma Johnson and Friends with John Suchet, tell the story of Vienna in its exciting heyday.
Part of Manchester’s International Concert Series, The Bridgewater Hall’s own classical music concert series.
Travel & Dining
Purchase discounted parking (evening concerts only) and reduced price Metrolink tram tickets along with your concert tickets.