The Harmonie in Beethoven’s Vienna
Ludwig van Beethoven, arr. anon: Symphony No. 7 (1812/1816)
Rachel Chaplin, Nicola Barbagli, classical oboe
Emily Worthington, Fiona Mitchell, classical clarinet
Anneke Scott, Kate Goldsmith, natural horn
Robert Percival, Takako Kunugi, classical bassoon
Jacqueline Dossor, Double Bass
A rare chance to hear this extraordinary harmonie version of Beethoven’s symphony on instruments of the early 19th century, 200 years after it was issued by the composer’s publisher.
Part of Boxwood, Brass & Battles: Wind Music in the Shadow of Napoleon: a day of events exploring the resonances of the Napoleonic campaigns through Beethoven's music in Vienna.
12:30: Pre-concert talk Dr Steven Jan discusses the fashion for harmoniemusik (wind music) at the turn of the 19th Century with members of Boxwood & Brass
13:15: Concert Boxwood & Brass perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 7
17:30 Pre-concert talk Wind music on and off the battlefield
18:15 Concert University of Huddersfield Symphonic Wind Orchestra perform a programme including Beethoven's Wellington's Victory an the original early-19th-century wind arrangement