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Mozart: Ten Years in Vienna

  • New Malden Methodist Church 48 High Street New Malden, KT3 United Kingdom (map)

Boxwood & Brass/Ensemble DeNOTE Collaboration IV

Mozart arr Anon.: Pièce d’Harmonie after the Horn Quintet K. 407
Mozart arr. Percival: Piano Concerto in Bb K. 595

The programme begins with the glorious Horn Quintet, written during Mozart’s first months in Vienna but heard here in an anonymous arrangement for winds published c.1800 by his own publisher. This is an arrangement with a difference: two horns for the price of one, and what better way to showcase the virtuosity of international soloists Anneke Scott and Ursula Paludan Monberg in a rare joint appearance. 

The second work in the programme, the Piano Concerto K. 595, was premiered ten years after the quintet, only months before the composer’s untimely death. Robert Percival's new arrangement for piano and winds allows the delicate tones of the fortepiano to shine in a chamber-like setting. World-reknowned Mozart scholar and pianist John Irving brings fresh insight into the composer’s last and most introspective piano concerto using a copy of an 1895 instrument by Walter, Mozart’s favourite maker.  

John Irving (fortepiano)
Jane Booth, Emily Worthington (clarinets)
Anneke Scott, Ursula Paludan Monberg (horns)
Robert Percival, Takako Kunugi (bassoons)
on period instruments

Later Event: January 17
Divertimenti for Cognoscenti