The Harmonie in Beethoven’s Vienna
François-Adrien Boieldieu, arr. anon: Overture Jean de Paris (1812/1816)
Josef Triebensee: Partita in Eb (c. 1805)
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. We're putting it into context alongside a contemporary arrangement of the Overture to Boieldieu’s Jean de Paris, a hugely popular and highly-regarded opera of the time which exists in at least 17 contemporary arrangements for winds; and an original partita by Josef Triebensee, the oboist in the Viennese Hofkapelle harmonie.
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.
Tickets on the door only. Venue detail here.