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St John's Smith SquareSmith Square, London, London, Greater London, SW1P 3HA, United Kingdom
On Sunday 20 May 2018 at 15:00
Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)Piano quartet in E flat major, Op.16 (arr. Beethoven)
Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)Horn Sonata in F major, Op.17 (arr. Josef Friedlowsky)
Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)Septet in E flat major, Op.20 (arr. Beethoven)
Ensemble Denote

A series of three concerts in which period-instrument group, Ensemble DeNOTE explore celebrated chamber music by Mozart and Beethoven in unfamiliar arrangements made by the composers themselves, their pupils and contemporaries. Each concert is introduced by a pre-concert event led by Professor John Irving, Mozart specialist, fortepianist and founder of Ensemble DeNOTE.

We continue our journey with two Beethoven 'selfies': his arrangements of the Quintet for Piano and Winds as a Piano Quartet, and the ever-popular Septet, Op.20 recast as a Trio, Op.38 for clarinet, cello and piano. Our concert is completed with a little-heard arrangement of the Horn Sonata for Basset Horn by Beethoven’s favourite clarinettist, Josef Friedlowsky (1802).

Pre-concert event: an open rehearsal in which Ensemble DeNOTE reveal some of the issues involved in preparing a historically informed performance on period instruments.

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