Boxwood & Brass are an exciting period-instrument wind ensemble specialising in music from the late 18th and early 19th centuries and with a reputation for performances that are razor-sharp and full of energy and vitality. They recreate the tradition of ‘Harmonien’, small ensembles popular with the aristocratic courts of central Europe at that time and known for their inventive and virtuosic chamber music arrangements.
Beethoven’s famous op. 20 septet was originally written for violin, viola, cello, bass, clarinet, horn and bassoon. We will hear an arrangement for wind sextet by the composer’s pupil and friend, Carl Czerny, which may have been commissioned by Beethoven himself. Czerny was just 14 when he made it and already a busy piano teacher. Another musical prodigy!
‘Boxwood & Brass’s sound is nothing short of revelatory’ – Early Music Today
Beethoven Sextet in E flat major, op. 71
Beethoven (arr. Czerny) Septet in E flat major, op. 20
Boxwood & Brass rehearse music by Beethoven.
Listen to them play an extract from a Harmonie arrangement of Beethoven’s 7th symphony.
Annual General Meeting
The society’s AGM will be held at 6.30pm in the White Room
at the Queen’s Hall immediately before this concert.
Join us in the discussion over a glass of wine.