The Harmonie in Beethoven's Vienna - LONDON
Feb
20
7:30 PM19:30

The Harmonie in Beethoven's Vienna - LONDON

François-Adrien Boieldieu, arr. anon: Overture Jean de Paris (1812/1816)
Josef Triebensee: Partita in Eb (c. 1805)
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Ludwig van Beethoven, arr. anon: Symphony No. 7 (1812/1816)

18:30: Pre-concert talk Prof. David Wyn Jones (University of Cardiff) discusses the role of Harmoniemusik in Viennese musical life with members of Boxwood & Brass

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The Harmonie in Beethoven's Vienna - OXFORD
Feb
17
to Feb 21

The Harmonie in Beethoven's Vienna - OXFORD

François-Adrien Boieldieu, arr. anon: Overture Jean de Paris (1812/1816)
Josef Triebensee: Partita in Eb (c. 1805)
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Ludwig van Beethoven, arr. anon: Symphony No. 7 (1812/1816)

18:45 Pre-concert talk Claire Holden, Principal Investigator of the AHRC funded Transforming 19th-Century Historically Informed Performance project at Oxford’s Faculty of Music discusses approaches to performing early 19th-century arrangements with members of Boxwood and Brass.

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Aug
29
1:00 PM13:00

Music for Prussian Salon

Johann Stamitz (1717–1757): Quartets for two clarinets and two horns
Franz Tausch (1762–1817): from 13 Pieces Op. 22
Bernhard Henrik Crusell (1735–1838): Concert-Trio
Heinrich Baermann (1784–1847) arr. Robert Percival (b. 1970): Adagio from Quintet Op. 23

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Leipzig Revisited
May
17
7:30 PM19:30

Leipzig Revisited

In a departure from our normal repertoire, Boxwood & Brass will be performing three works from the amazing discography of the 1920s Leipzig Gewandhaus Wind Quintet. By studying the recordings and using early-20th century German instruments, we are attempting to understand better the playing style of these musicians and their approach to ensemble.

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Jan
9
3:00 PM15:00

Mozart: Ten Years in Vienna

Two of Mozart's best-loved works, composed and the beginning and end of his life in Vienna.

Serenade for wind instruments No 12 in C minor K 388 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, arranged by Robert Percival
String Quintet in E flat for 2 violins, 2 violas and cello K 614 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, arranged by Johann Christian Stumpf

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May
6
7:30 PM19:30

Wednesday Afternoons Music

Experience the curious and beguiling sounds of historical wind instruments as they were heard by the nobility of Revolutionary Europe. Boxwood & Brass take you on a night-time journey through the courts of Germany and Austria at the turn of the 19th century in our modern take on Nachtmusik, the fashionable entertainment of the period. Beginning with the symphonic grandeur of one of Mozart’s late symphonies distilled into an intense 6-part arrangement, we’ll lead you through a sequence of ever-more-intimate serenades, culminating in one of Beethoven’s most popular works as transformed by his student Carl Czerny.

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Feb
14
7:30 PM19:30

Nachtmusik für Liebhaber

'Harmoniemusik für Liebhaber' can be translated as 'Wind Music for Lovers' but this Valentine's day programme will not involve roses, balloons or complementary chocolates. Rather, the title is a reference to the 19th-century tradition of music 'Für Kenner und Liebhaber' (for professionals and conoisseurs). Together we'll journey from the stormy emotion of Beethoven's 'Pathetique' Sonata (adapted from a contemporary arrangement for winds); through the complex love-lives of the principal characters from Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro (as arranged by Mozart's contemporary, Johann Christian Stumpf); and into the night in the style of the 18th century nobility with Nachtmusik, a selection of slow movements for winds from great and lesser known composers of the period.

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