“Beethoven More or Less”
Following their wonderful performance at Conway Hall in September 2018, I Musicanti make a welcome return in an all Beethoven programme, as a prelude to Beethoven’s upcoming anniversary year. A mixed instrument chamber ensemble, I Musicanti comprises some of the most experienced and respected musicians to be found in the UK, handpicked by the group’s founder and artistic director, the international double bass virtuoso and conductor Leon Bosch.
Beethoven | Symphony No.1 in C Op.21
Beethoven arr. Carl Hinde | Romance No.1 in G Op.40
Beethoven arr. Carl Hinde | Romance No.2 in F Op.50
Beethoven arr. Carl Hinde | Violin Concerto in D Op. 61
Tamas Andras (violin)
Fenella Humphreys (violin)
Raja Halder (violin)
Robert Smissen (viola)
Richard Harwood (cello)
Leon Bosch (double bass)
Conway Hall Sunday Concerts
Founded in the 1880s, our chamber music concert series is the longest-running of its kind in Europe. Conway Hall was purpose-built in 1929 to host concerts and lectures, and they have continued here until the present day. The ethos of “affordable classical music for all” still remains. Visit our website for more information about all our Autumn 2019 Season music events, including concerts, pre-concert talks and recitals.
This event is in the Main Hall on the ground floor. For accessibility info: https://conwayhall.org.uk/about/visiting-us/
It is part of Conway Hall Ethical Society’s charitable programme and is tax-exempt.
Pre-concert Talk | Robert Hugill, 5:30pm - Arrangement, Transcription and Popularisation
Arrangements and transcriptions were everywhere in the late 18th and 19th centuries, from Beethoven symphonies for piano duet to Rossini for wind octet. Beethoven even did some himself, producing a piano trio version of one of his symphonies, and encouraged his contemporaries to write transcriptions of his music.