• Tue. 26.11.
  • 8.00 p.m.
  • Bremen
    ·Die Glocke

Dr Haydn’s London Academy

3rd Hansa I subscription concert

Works by Joseph Haydn

A gentleman with distinct ideas. Humorous and knowledgeable, even-tempered and resolute. At the beginning of Sir Roger Norrington’s career, no-one could have predicted that his name would one day become so deeply anchored in the world of western classical music. Yet with his own ensembles he has achieved exactly that which the great orchestras of the world have achieved. A conductor is like a chef, admits Norrington, he does not make the ingredients but with his detailed knowledge of the basic rules, he ensures optimal preparation. It is therefore his ultimate goal to give an orchestra joy and self-confidence. In a nutshell: the name Norrington stands for serious cheerfulness. For many years, The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen has had the pleasure of welcoming this British conductor as a guest performer. Although Norrington has reduced the number of annual performances, Bremen is still a very firm fixture in his diary. Welcome back, Sir Roger!

Programme

    • Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
    • Symphony No. 95 in C minor
    • Joseph Haydn
    • English songs and canzonets for voice and piano
    • Joseph Haydn
    • Symphony No. 98 in B major

Conductor

Sir Roger Norrington

Sir Roger Norrington played the violin and sang from a young age. After studying History and English Literature, he gained several years’ experience of top-class amateur music making, before returning to musical studies at the Royal College of Music in London and the start of his professional career as a singer and conductor. In 1962 he founded the Schütz Choir.

In 1969, Roger Norrington was appointed Music Director of the Kent Opera. He founded the London Classical Players in 1978 in order to study historically informed performance practices on period musical instruments from the time between 1750 and 1900. As a guest conductor he has worked at the Covent Garden Opera House, the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras as well as the New York, Boston, Chicago and Cleveland orchestras, among others.

Sir Roger Norrington was Principal Conductor of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (SWR) and of the Camerata Salzburg. At both locations he established a historically informed performance style in a ›modern‹ setting. With The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen he has enjoyed a long and friendly collaboration.

Soprano

Julia Doyle

Julia Doyle is considered an established specialist of the Baroque. Born and brought up in Lancaster, this soprano performs today with renowned conductors and ensembles such as Sir Roger Norrington, Frieder Bernius, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Trevor Pinnock and the BBC Philharmonic, the London Bach Society, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Choir and the Chamber Choir Stuttgart. Further highlights of her career include performances with the Royal Philharmonic and both the Scottish and the Australian Chamber Orchestras. She gave her debut as a professional opera singer with Handel’s ›Messiah‹ with The King’s Consort in London’s Cadogan Hall as well as with the Britten Sinfonia and Polyphony in St John’s Smith Square. She continues to maintain a close relationship with both orchestras today.

Last season, Julia Doyle performed Mozart’s ›C Minor Mass› in Toronto and sang Vivaldi’s ›Juditha Triumphans‹ in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. In addition she gave a guest performance in the Palace of Versailles as well as in the Theater an der Wien. With the Bavarian Radio Symphony Choir she performed Handel’s ›Occasional Oratorio‹ and his ›Messiah‹ with the RIAS Kammerchor. She was also on a European tour with the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra. She recently released her first solo CD together with the Lutanist Matthew Wadsworth, featuring works by Purcell.

Fortepiano

Rebecca Maurer

Equally at home on the pianoforte as on the harpsichord, Rebecca Maurer is a very welcome guest at many international festivals, where her concert talks – on the German and English-speaking circuit – are met with great enthusiasm. As both soloist and continuo player, she performs with such renowned orchestras as Les Musiciens du Louvre, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra.  In 2009, she took on the pianoforte continuo part in Sir Roger Norrington’s recording of Joseph Haydn’s twelve London symphonies with the SWR Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart. At the invitation of a number of leading music colleges, Rebecca Maurer leads masterclasses for harpsichord and pianoforte (e.g. Royal College of Music London, University of Performing Arts Vienna, Nuremberg College of Music). Between 2001 and 2003, she held the professorship for Harpsichord at Stuttgart College of Music and the Performing Arts and as a specialist in historical performance practice, she has worked with Bärenreiter publishing house on a new Urtext edition of Joseph Haydn’s late piano sonatas. She is considered one of the most outstanding interpreters of Mozart’s music of her generation and her debut CD ›Mozart und Beethoven auf Reise nach Berlin‹ impressed both critics and listeners alike. Her second solo CD – a world premiere recording of Antonio Valente’s complete works for harpsichord ›Intavolatura de cimbalo‹ was well-received by the international press and her CD ›En sol – Musique pour le Roi Soleil‹ was also nominated for the International Classical Music Award (ICMA) 2016. Rebecca Maurer studied piano, harpsichord and pianoforte in Freiburg and Amsterdam, as well as in the USA, thanks to a scholarship from Cornell University. In 2013, she was awarded a cultural promotion prize by the Hibou Foundation (Switzerland).

Conductor

Sir Roger Norrington

Sir Roger Norrington played the violin and sang from a young age. After studying History and English Literature, he gained several years’ experience of top-class amateur music making, before returning to musical studies at the Royal College of Music in London and the start of his professional career as a singer and conductor. In 1962 he founded the Schütz Choir.

In 1969, Roger Norrington was appointed Music Director of the Kent Opera. He founded the London Classical Players in 1978 in order to study historically informed performance practices on period musical instruments from the time between 1750 and 1900. As a guest conductor he has worked at the Covent Garden Opera House, the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras as well as the New York, Boston, Chicago and Cleveland orchestras, among others.

Sir Roger Norrington was Principal Conductor of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (SWR) and of the Camerata Salzburg. At both locations he established a historically informed performance style in a ›modern‹ setting. With The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen he has enjoyed a long and friendly collaboration.

Fortepiano

Rebecca Maurer

Equally at home on the pianoforte as on the harpsichord, Rebecca Maurer is a very welcome guest at many international festivals, where her concert talks – on the German and English-speaking circuit – are met with great enthusiasm. As both soloist and continuo player, she performs with such renowned orchestras as Les Musiciens du Louvre, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra.  In 2009, she took on the pianoforte continuo part in Sir Roger Norrington’s recording of Joseph Haydn’s twelve London symphonies with the SWR Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart. At the invitation of a number of leading music colleges, Rebecca Maurer leads masterclasses for harpsichord and pianoforte (e.g. Royal College of Music London, University of Performing Arts Vienna, Nuremberg College of Music). Between 2001 and 2003, she held the professorship for Harpsichord at Stuttgart College of Music and the Performing Arts and as a specialist in historical performance practice, she has worked with Bärenreiter publishing house on a new Urtext edition of Joseph Haydn’s late piano sonatas. She is considered one of the most outstanding interpreters of Mozart’s music of her generation and her debut CD ›Mozart und Beethoven auf Reise nach Berlin‹ impressed both critics and listeners alike. Her second solo CD – a world premiere recording of Antonio Valente’s complete works for harpsichord ›Intavolatura de cimbalo‹ was well-received by the international press and her CD ›En sol – Musique pour le Roi Soleil‹ was also nominated for the International Classical Music Award (ICMA) 2016. Rebecca Maurer studied piano, harpsichord and pianoforte in Freiburg and Amsterdam, as well as in the USA, thanks to a scholarship from Cornell University. In 2013, she was awarded a cultural promotion prize by the Hibou Foundation (Switzerland).