Ironwood specialises in the music of the early 19th century, and—as its performances in last year’s series attest—gives recitals brimming with beauty, finesse and brilliant colour. Their program centres around Haydn and his closest colleagues, transporting us back in time to the very origins of the string quartet.

Ironwood is an innovative Australian ensemble, committed to exploring historically informed performance of repertoire from the baroque, classical and romantic eras on period instruments, with commissioning of new work for historic instruments as an important part of their collaborations.

H Jadin (1776 –1800) String quartet No 17 Op 1 No 2 (1795—dedicated to Haydn)
J.N. Hummel String quartet No 37 Op 30 No 3 (1808)
Haydn String quartet No 39 Op 50 No 4 (1787)