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Ensemble Denote at St John's Smith Square

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Ensemble Denote John Irving fortepiano Jane Booth clarinet Lucy Russell violin Oliver Wilson viola Ruth Alford cello Beethoven Piano Quartet Op. 16, the composer's 1802 arrangement of the Quintet for Piano and Winds Beethoven Sonata for Basset Horn and Piano Op. 17, Josef Friedlowsky's 1802 arrangement of the Horn Sonata Beethoven 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.

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St John's Smith Square

Smith Square
+44 (0)20 7222 1061

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