Music in Vienna: Boxwood and Brass
21/02/2017, 19:00 - 21:00
£10, £8 (concessions), students and under 18s free entry
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.
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