Oxford Chamber Music Festival

Gypsy Heart

Tickets £22

Impulsive, flamboyant and soulful, Gypsy music and musicians have been the toast of central Europe for centuries. So addictive was their style that Haydn could not resist putting a gypsy rondo into an otherwise delicate piano trio. Later, Dvořák’s Gypsy songs – including Songs my mother taught me – passionately declared both freedom and music to be basic human needs. In between, Brahms – who soaked up the music from his friend the gypsy violinist Remenyi – had worldwide hits with his Hungarian Dances, and took the style to incandescent heights in the wild finale of his piano quartet.

Haydn “Gypsy rondo” from Piano trio no.37 in G major

Brahms Hungarian Dances (selection) for violin and piano and for piano duet

Dvořák Gypsy songs, op55 – My song sounds of love; Songs my mother taught me; The string is tuned

Brahms Piano quartet in g minor, op25

Tetiana Lutsyk, Dorottya Láng, Julius Drake, Jordi Carrasco Hjelm, Heini Kärkkäinen, Priya Mitchell, Sascha Bota and Claude Frochaux.

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