Built in 1901 as the display hall for the German company Bechstein Pianos, the Wigmore Hall was seized as enemy property in WWI and sold at auction for a fraction of its value. These days, boasting perfect acoustics, art nouveau decor and an excellent basement restaurant, the 'Wiggy' is one of the world's top chamber music venues and currently hosts around 400 events a year. Programming leans on the classical and Romantic periods. The Monday lunchtime recitals, broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, are excellent value, as are the Sunday morning coffee concerts. Musical luminaries who have performed at the Wigmore Hall include Sergey Prokofiev, Shura Cherkassky, Paul Hindemith, Andrés Segovia, Benjamin Britten and Francis Poulenc. Tours of the auditorium, with its famous Art Nouveau mural, and other parts of the building take place during the Open House London event in September.
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Ian Page conducts Mozart's Symphony No 6 In F, Grabmusik, Apollo Et Hyacinthus and Natus Cadit Atque Deus, Gassmann's Amore E Psiche, Bella In Un Vago Viso, Gluck's Alceste, No, Crudel, Non Posso Vivere, JC Bach's Carattaco, Sopra Quell Capo Indegno,...Classical and opera Tuesday January 17 2017
The pianist performs Bach's 16 Concertos By Various Maestros and Concerto No 3 In D Minor, Liszt's Sarabande Und Chaconne Aus Dem Singspiel 'Almira' Von Handel and Hungarian Rhapsody In A Minor, Venezia E Napoli, III. Tarantella Da Guillaume Louis Cottrau,...Classical and opera Thursday January 19 2017
The violinist performs Eugene Ysaye's Violin Sonata In A Minor, No 2 'Jacques Thibaud', Violin Sonata In D Minor, No 3 'George Enescu', Violin Sonata In E Minor, No 4 'Fritz Kreisler', Violin Sonata In G, No 5 'Mathieu Crickboom' and Violin Sonata In...Classical and opera Thursday January 19 2017
Royal Academy Of Music Song Circle
The group performs Sir Charles Villiers Stanford's To The Soul, No 4, The Pibroch, No 1, La Belle Dame Sans Merci and The Clown's Songs From Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night', Muriel Herbert's Renouncement, I Think On Thee In The Night, Six Children's Songs,...Classical and opera Sunday January 22 2017
Roderick Williams And Roger Vignoles
The baritone and pianist pairing performs Faure's Mirages, Andre Caplet's Cinq Ballades Francaises De Paul Fort, Honegger 's Petit Cours De Morale and Poulenc's Deux Melodies Sur Des Poemes De Guillaume Apollinaire and Parisiana.Classical and opera Monday January 23 2017
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It's a ruby in the dust. I don't use it as much as I should - I should learn to step away from my desk a bit more at lunchtime. In the evenings it's a great place to come and unwind. Please bring back the lates and the jazz in the bar when the jubilee line starts running all night. Ta.
Terrific venue for world class solo & chamber musicians with wonderful acoustics - a bit fusty like some of the clientèle but oh the music...
Some of my most treasured concert-going experiences have taken place here! It is such a beautiful building and you are right on top of the music even on the back row. The acoustic is perfect for chamber music solo piano and song recitals.