Beethoven Allegro from Piano Trio in E flat op 1 no 1
Prokofiev Allegro from String Quartet no1 op 50
Alec Roth Dancing and Singing from String Quartet no 2
Tchaikovsky Andante cantabile from String Quartet no 1 in D major op 11
Satie Portrait de Socrate from Socrate
Haydn Adagio sostenuto from String Quartet op 76 no 1
In this special evening of music and history take a whistlestop tour through classical music’s greatest patrons and discover the often remarkable relationship they had with their talented beneficiaries.
Enjoy a specially curated programme of musical masterpieces and hear a little about the cultural philanthropists that made them possible, including Tchaikovsky and the astonishingly generous Nadezhda von Meck (who never wanted to meet the composer in the flesh) and Éric Satie, whose patron Winnaretta Singer once bailed him out of jail.