FULLY BOOKED: Recital at Clementi House, Kensington

Feb 26 2017 16:00 - 17:30

Clementi House, 128 Kensington Church St, W8 4BH London


Lorraine Liyanage and Gary Branch perform music by J.C.Bach, Handel, Mozart and Arne in the music room at the home of composer Muzio Clementi.

The recital will be performed on a spinet. The spinet is a reproduction of a Hitchcocks instrument from the 1720's housed in the Russell Collection in Edinburgh. Copied and built by Stephen Robinson in Rugby, 2008.

Champagne bar provided by Coupe de champagne.

This event is now fully booked. No returns or tickets available on the door (nb. venue capacity is 25).
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The house was built in 1737. Through Clementi’s presence, the house became the musical ‘home’ in London of the young Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47), who visited the house daily during his prolonged London visits 1830-33. It was then the home of composer William Horsley (1774-1858) and his musical family, with whom Mendelssohn performed home-made operas in the drawing-room. Mendelssohn was present at the betrothal in the house of Horsley’s daughter Mary to Isambard Kingdom Brunel, for which couple the composer dashed off a song. Its unpublished manuscript remains in the house till this day.

General Admission

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