The lecture was part of a series of lectures and concerts, "European Capitals of Music":
"Famous musical capitals provide the framework for this series of lectures with live music. The first three concentrate not only on 19th century Vienna, but on Schubert in Vienna and writing chamber music. Why did this music happen then, where was it played, who provoked, preformed and paid for it. And was it considered successful?"
The lecture included live musical examples, where Christopher was joined by Eleanor Corr (violin), Xin Xin Liu (viola), Hannah Rose Innes (cello), Jack Maran Hewetson (double bass), and Morta Grigaliunaite (piano) for the Quintet, as well as Alice Rose Privett (soprano) and Manon Ablett (piano).
More information, including downloadable video and audio files of the lecture, can be found on the relevant Gresham College
Additional pictures of the event can be found
Christopher's next Gresham Lecture will be on 7 March, 'Paris: Debussy and Ravel'. For more information, please visit the Gresham College page.