Manchesterís Legacy: Revealing the Hidden Beauty

Date: Friday 17 May 2019 (7.30pm)

Michael Haydn Orchestra present Manchester’s Legacy: Revealing the Hidden Beauty.

In memoriam Maria Malibran - the legendary singer, actress and composer, who met her untimely death at the early age of 28 after a performance in Manchester Cathedral in 1836.

Come and join Michael Haydn Orchestra for their first concert dedicated to the memory of the legendary singer, actress and composer Maria Malibran, wife of the violin virtuoso Charles de Beriot. She met her untimely death in Manchester aged 28, soon after her last ever performance in Manchester Cathedral.

The shocking news of her death from Manchester struck the entire musical world of that time. Mendelssohn was particularly shocked by the news according to Robert Schumann and expressed the intention of writing a requiem in memory of her. A few years later he wrote the famous violin concerto in E minor which arguably contains a quotation from the finale of the first version of 'Infelice’.As our last piece in the programme we will be playing Mendelssohn’s violin concerto in E minor which he started composing in 1838. The drama as well as the lyrical character that permeate this beautiful concerto could have been inspired to the art, the fiery temperament and to the tragic death of the legendary Spanish singer Maria Malibran.

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