BEETHOVEN Sextet in E flat Op.71 (18’)
BEETHOVEN Octet in E flat Op.103 (23’)
MOZART ‘Harmoniemusik‘ from The Marriage of Figaro (18’)
Music for wind instruments (Harmoniemusik) was regularly composed in the 18th and 19th centuries, and Beethoven’s Sextet and Octet are two of the finest examples of this genre. The Sextet was reviewed at its premiere as “distinguished by fine melodies and a wealth of new and surprising ideas”, and the Octet is just as lyrical.
This concert features guest appearances from participants in Music in the Round’s Wind Development programme, Bridging the Gap: Tamara Sullivan (oboe), Ola Akindipe (clarinet) Ben Garalnick (horn) and Florence Plane (bassoon).
A bar will be serving beer, wine and soft drinks from 6.30pm.