University of Sheffield & Professor Simon Keefe: Rethinking Mozart’s ‘Haydn’ Quartets

Thu 13 May 2021 – Fri 14 May 2021,

The University of Sheffield are excited to present this collaborative event – Rethinking Mozart’s ‘Haydn’ Quartets – with Professor Simon Keefe & Manchester Camerata.

This exclusive live stream will delve into the creative workings of some of Mozart’s most famous pieces, illustrating how the quartets developed and changed as the great composer perfected them. Professor Simon Keefe, Mozart expert and author of Mozart in Vienna: The Final Decade (2017)  will introduce and discuss this fascinating process, with a string quartet from Manchester Camerata to illustrate it live in our atmospheric Drama Studio venue. This unique melding of music and history will be followed with a full performance of two of the quartets. 

Professor Simon Keefe is the James Rossiter Hoyle Professor of Music at The University of Sheffield. His primary research and teaching area is late 18th-century music, especially Mozart, but also with research and teaching interests in music reception and biography, 20th-century French popular song, Wagner, and the concerto genre. He has published four books as author and eight as editor since 2001, including a 700-page musical biography, Mozart in Vienna: The Final Decade (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

This event will be live-streamed using our state-of-the-art video and sound equipment from the Drama Studio.

Streaming tickets are priced at £5 per streaming household, and we have added two supporter tiers for those who want to pay more to support artists and keep music happening as we come out of the pandemic.

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