Music in New Malden regulars Ensemble DeNOTE are appearing in concerts at St.John’s, Smith Square on Sunday 8 April and Sunday 20 May, both at 3pm.
The first concert is devoted to chamber music by Mozart and the second to chamber music by Beethoven.
Each concert presents some rarely-heard arrangements of some of their most famous works for duo, trio, quartet and quintet, including Mozart’s Piano & Winds Quintet and Beethoven’s Septet.
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Piano Quartet Op. 16, the composer’s 1802 arrangement of the Quintet for Piano and Winds
Sonata for Basset Horn and Piano Op. 17, Josef Friedlowsky’s 1802 arrangement of the Horn Sonata
Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano Op. 38, the composer’s 1805 arrangement of the Septet Op. 20
Classics by Arrangement
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.
Pre-concert event: 2.15pm
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