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Milton Court Concert Hall
Silk St



Maria Teresa AgnesiSofonisba: Licenza
Maria Teresa AgnesiSofonisba: Rapido turbin vedo
Wolfgang Amadeus MozartSymphony no.7 in D major, K.45
Christoph Willibald GluckAlceste: Non vi turbate
Marianne MartinezKeyboard Concerto
Johann Adolph HasseRuggiero: Sinfonia
Marianne MartinezScena di Berenice: Berenice, che fai
Joseph HaydnSymphony no.48 in C major 'Maria Theresia', Hob.I:48


Laurence Cummings – Conductor

Academy of Ancient Music

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Programme Note

Academy of Ancient Music travels to the Vienna of Empress Maria Theresa – where genius paid court, and music flourished in magnificent (and unexpected) new ways.

They called her the ‘mother-in-law of Europe’, but as monarch, war-leader, diplomat and patron of the arts, the Empress Maria Theresa of Austria was one or the most extraordinary rulers in European history. Tonight, the Academy of Ancient Music pays homage: recreating an era of splendour, innovation and music without limits.

Some of the names need no introduction – and Gluck, Haydn and the young Mozart were just some of the stars who shone around Maria Theresa’s throne. But just as the Empress herself defied convention, so the Academy of Ancient Music will explore some more neglected names too: Maria Theresa Agnesi and Marianna Martinez are composers of striking originality and inspiration who flourished during the reign of a truly exceptional woman.

A free pre-concert talk will take place at 6.30pm in the auditorium.

Academy of Ancient Music

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