Esterházy Palace

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Tuesday - Sunday and holidays from 10.00 am - 05.00 pm

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Forchtenstein Castle

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Montag, Mittwoch - Sonntag sowie feiertags
10.00 -17.00 Uhr

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Lackenbach Palace

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Wednesday to Sunday and public holidays from 10.00 am - 05.00 pm

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St.Margarethen Quarry

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Saturday, Sunday and holidays at 10.30 am

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„From Händel to Haydn“: Recital

Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano

Kristian Bezuidenhout is often described as a romantic of the fortepiano: almost no one else explores the very special possibilities of historical keyboard instruments with such dedication and curiosity, and almost no one has remained such a free and emotionally expressive musician as the internationally acclaimed pianist and conductor, born in South Africa in 1979 and raised in Australia. In a mini-festival of two concerts, the classic.Esterhazy audience will be left in no doubt regarding his talent in both musical roles. Bezuidenhout devotes this programme to the baroque music and its offshoots cultivated in his adopted country of England. On the magnificent instruments available at Esterházy Palace, he begins by tracing the musical connections between George Frideric Handel and Joseph Haydn: Handel's keyboard suites, elder siblings to those by Bach, also reveal the looseness and permeability of the suite's formal structure, with their sequence of stylised dance movements. And Handel's colourful works, rich in surprises and Italian influences, seem to shorten the path that leads to Haydn's originality.

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