4th Workshop of the Czech Handel Society

Thursday 15 November 2007 at 6.00 pm.

Classroom No. 19 at 'Vyšší odborná škola oděvního návrhářství a Střední průmyslová škola oděvní' (Vocational High School for Clothing Design and Secondary Technical School for Clothing), Jablonského 3/333, Prague 7 - Holešovice, Czech Republic, close to the underground station 'Nádraží Holešovice' (line 'C').

Admission free.

Snacks & drinks available in vending machines on the premises of the School.


'My Honourable Lord and Father!'
London's Late 18th-Century Music Life
through the Eyes of the Bohemian Violinist Anthony Kammel

The lecture will be given by PhDr. Michaela Freemanová.

A detail of the first page of the letter written by Anton Kammel (1730-1784), in London on 29 March 1765, to Count Vincent Ferrerius of Waldstein-Wartenberg (1731-1797). State Regional Archives in Prague, Czech Republic.

In 1765, the Waldstein employee and excellent violinist Antonín (Anton/Anthony) Kammel (1730-1784), a native of Běleč, near Kladno (the present Czech Republic), came by boat from Hamburg to London - not to establish himself there as a musician, but as a tradesman. What he traded in and what he lived through in and outside London during the nearly twenty following years, will be the subject of the workshop. The listeners will also hear what Kammel did before his departure for London, where he was and with whom he met in England and elsewhere. His story will include several brief digressions to other parts of English and Bohemian music history.

Further information at 'info@haendel.cz'.