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Music in Vienna: Boxwood and Brass

21/02/2017

Boieldieu arr. Anon: Overture Jean de Paris

Triebensee : Partita in E flat

Beethoven arr. Anon: Symphony no. 7

The imaginatively named group Boxwood & Brass specialise in Harmoniemusik (for wind instruments) from the two or three decades either side of 1800. This is a fascinating and, with the exception of some Mozart examples, a relatively unknown repertoire. The Harmonie usually described an ensemble of up to fifteen players, generally with pairs of oboes, clarinets, horns and bassoons, sometimes supplemented by a wide range of other instruments. With its roots in Viennese saloon and Imperial music, a parallel tradition was growing in France through military and revolutionary bands.

Modest fashion politics: the challenges of defending choice

01/03/2017

Speaker: Professor Reina Lewis, Artscom Centenary Professor of Cultural Studies at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London.

Lord Rees: The world in 2050 – and beyond

06/04/2017

Leading astrophysicist Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal and a senior figure in UK science, will look ahead to 2050 in a public lecture at Cardiff University. This event is sponsored by the Learned Society of Wales and forms part of the Annual University/LSW Partnership Lecture series.


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