Details of House Party in Chichester

In a new venture, Dan Tong and I have alighted on the Georgian cathedral city of Chichester for a house party devoted to music (mainly) from the 1820s, when Beethoven and Schubert composed some of their greatest works. Dan is joined by his pianist brother Joe and violinist Sara Trickey, both familiar to many of you, plus a cellist, for a rich selection of piano and chamber masterpieces by composers working in close proximity in Vienna, yet who apparently never met face-to-face.

We shall be taking over most of the four-star Chichester Harbour Hotel, a handsome Grade 2-listed eighteenth-century building situated in the centre of the city. The hotel has a lift, and there is a car park at the rear. Trains from Victoria to Chichester take around an hour and a half, and the hotel is an easy 15-minute walk from the station. 


2.00 onwards Arrival at the Chichester Harbour Hotel, North St, 

Chichester PO19 1NH (01243 778000)

3.00-5.15 Study session, with tea/coffee break. 

6.30 Concert

Beethoven:  Piano Sonata in E major, Op. 109

  Piano Sonata in A flat, Op. 110

7.30 Dinner in the hotel


10.30 Study session, with break

 12.30-c1.15 Concert

Beethoven: Bagatelles

  Violin Sonata in G major, Op. 96

(The hotel has avaried lunch menu, and there are many eating places 

within a few minutes’ walk)   

Free afternoon to explore Chichester

6.30 Concert

Schubert: Fantasy in C major for violin and piano, 


‘Wanderer’ Fantasy in C major, D760 Fantasy in F minor for piano duet, D940

7.45 Dinner


10.30 Study session, with break

12.30- c1.15 Concert

Beethoven: Cello Sonata in C major, Op. 102/1 

  Cello Sonata in D major, Op 102/2

Free afternoon

6.30 Concert

Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D821

Piano Trio in B flat, D898

7.45 Dinner