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Sharing Our Knowledge

DeNOTE has given numerous lecture-recitals around the UK, in which we present familiar chamber works from the classic period (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven…) in an accessible way to audiences of all kinds and in a diversity of venues ranging from Higher Education institutes to residential homes. Through our research into the original musical sources and our knowledge of the instruments of the classical period, our aim is always to explore the historical performance dimension of the works we play, illustrating particular passages with performance excerpts, with extracts from scores, and through live open rehearsals, ending with a complete performance.

Our lecture-recitals have taken place at Senate House, University of London; Kingston on Thames Chamber Music Society; University College, London; Goodenough College, London; Petersham Festival; Tudeley Festival; Morden College, Blackheath; Cardiff University; Hull University; Leeds University; Teesside Music Society; Kent Early Music; Southampton University; University of Cambridge; and King’s Place, London.

 

 

Mozart Piano Concertos at The Guildhall School September 2010

DeNOTE’s first collaborative event was with the Centre for Classical Improvisation at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in September 2010. Themed, The Intimate Mozart and the Performer as Creator, John Irving worked with Dr David Dolan, Director of the Centre and with students from the Guildhall on a two-day project exploring the three piano concertos Mozart wrote for performance with string quartet, K.413-15. As well as a public workshop there was a concert of all three concertos, played either on modern or on period instruments. John Irving repeated the period-instrument portion of this event at King’s Place in April 2011.

 

DeNOTE Seminars 22 December 2010

In addition to its performance outreach work with audiences of all kinds, DeNOTE has hosted research seminars at The Institute of Musical Research. In autumn 2010 there were two seminars held at Senate House. The first, ‘Legacy and Legend’ was a retrospective investigation of the blossoming of CD recordings on period instruments in the late 1980s, led by Colin Lawson (Director of the Royal College of Music), Trevor Herbert (Open University) and John Irving (then Director of the IMR), and including lively discussion and live performances. The second looked at that thorny question of the Urtext edition, led by Roy Mowatt (OAE, Founteyne Editions), Barry Cooper (University of Manchester) and Rupert Ridgewell (British Library).

 

Clarinets By Arrangement January 2011

 

Clarinets By Arrangement is a CD by Jane Booth and John Irving released in early 2011 and featuring early nineteenth-century arrangements of familiar chamber music repertoire for less familiar forces.

Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet, K.581 soon became an established favourite, after it was popularised across europe by Mozart’s clarinettist friend, Anton Stadler. In 1809 the Viennese publisher, Artaria produced an (anonymous) arrangement of the work for basset clarinet and fortepiano, intriguingly exploiting some pitches right at the bottom of the instrument’s range and differing from earlier texts. These may well exploit notes that were available on Stadler’s clarinet (which mozart would have exploited to the full), and on our recording, Jane plays an instrument copied by Pieter van der Poel from a drawing of Stadler’s clarinet reproduced at the top of a poster advertising one of his concerts in Riga in 1794.

Beethoven’s Horn Sonata, Op.17 is performed on this recording in an arrangement of c.1805 by Josef Friedlowsky for basset horn and fortepiano, and incorporates a certain degree of improvisation around the notated texts of both ‘horn’ and fortepiano parts.

Also on the CD is a sonata by Xavier Lefevre, first Professor of clarinet at the then newly founded Paris Conservatoire. Lefevre’s sonatas exist simply as melody and bass lines, and on this recording the accompaniment is generated in a largely improvisational way from the harmonic implications of the bass part.

 

Beethoven in Bristol 24 March 2011

Beethoven’s arrangement of his very popular Septet, Op.20 as a Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, Op.38 (1802/3) was our choice for a packed house at Bristol University’s Victoria Rooms on 23 March 2011. Following the concert, Jane, Jennifer and John gave a workshop on their approach to performing Beethoven on period instruments, followed by a coaching session for Bristol University Music students.

 

Mozart Concertos 1 May 2011

Linking period instrument performers with academics was John Irving’s original aim in founding the DeNOTE Research Centre at the IMR in 2009. Two DeNOTE events in March and April at Cardiff University and Cambridge University were ideal illustrations of the potential of this idea.

Both involved John working with students and a member of The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in workshops and performances exploring Mozart’s ‘a quattro’ versions for fortepiano and string quartet of his Piano Concerto in F, K.413 (1783). In Cardiff, the students had been coached by Claire Holden (OAE violin and currently an AHRC Creative and Performing Arts Fellow at the University Music Department there), with further input from Prof Robin Stowell. At Cambridge’s Music Faculty, the students had been coached by OAE co-leader, Maggie Faultless, Fellow of Girton College , and Director of Performance Studies.Beethoven on the Road again… 20 May 2011

May and June saw two further outings Beethoven’s Trio arrangement of his Septet. In both performances, Jane and John were joined by cellist, George Kennaway, a research assistant on an AHRC-funded project into 19th-century string playing based at the University of Leeds. Once again, the link between scholarship and practice was emphasised and in our post-concert workshop with Music students from Hull University on 13 May, we were able to disseminate in a variety of ways the principles and outcomes of practice-based research.

On 18 June, we joined forces at the Tudeley Festival for an intimate concert of Mozart, Vanhal, Beethoven and Schubert, this time including soprano Mhairi Lawson. As ever, All Saints, Tudeley weaved its magic as a venue for period-instrument performance.

 

 

DeNOTE’s Autumn Excursion 16 October 2011

Mozart ‘s glorious ‘Kegelstatt’ Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano forms the centrepiece of DeNOTE’s autumn series featuring Jane Booth, Peter Collyer and John Irving: a collaboration with the IMR as part of its UK-wide research promotion and facilitation events.

The tour kicked off with an evening concert at St Mary’s Music Centre, Sandwich, Kent: the opening event of this season’s ‘Kent Early Music’, masterminded by Bruce Jamson. An 1809 anonymous arrangement of Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet for Clarinet and Piano, and a Viola Sonata by Carl Stamitz were also on the programme.

Kent Early Music was followed in quick succession by two lunchtime concerts at the Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of Southampton, and Clothworkers’ Centenary Hall, University of Leeds, where the Kegelstatt was partnered by Clarinet sonatas by Vanhal and a Mozart Fantasia.

Our Kegelstatt strand will conclude with an evening concert for the Teeside Music Society at St Bernadette’s, Nunthorpe, on Sunday 20 November.

 

Beethoven and Broadwood 5 November 2011

Beethoven’s Trio arrangement of his Septet was conceived for performance on Viennese keyboard instruments, such as those of Walter, Streicher and Graf. At our sellout lunchtime concert at the Cobbe Collection at Hatchlands Park (above) on 26 October, we were able to explore a somewhat different soundworld, using an 1816 Broadwood grand piano from the Cobbe Collection – an instrument signed by the early 19th-century virtuoso, Johann Baptist Cramer. The ‘English action’ is somewhat heavier in its touch than the Viennese instruments and the sound significantly more robust, meaning a readjustment is necessary in terms of the balance of the three instruments, compared to our normal expectations when using our 1987 Paul McNulty Walter copy. Any worries we may have had during our brief morning rehearsal evaporated in concert, for the intimate acoustic of the music room in Hatchlands allowed the characteristics of all the instruments to shine.

The 1816 Hatchlands Broadwood, incidentally, is almost identical to the instrument sent by Broadwood as a gift to Beethoven the following year.

 

DeNOTE in NEMA 5 November 2011

Check out DeNOTE in the newly-published issue of the National Early Music Association’s Early Music Yearbook and Performers’ Directory for 2012!!!!

An advert for the group is on page 313.

 

DeNOTE is also featured in John Irving’s article about The Institute of Musical Research (pages 14-17), written before he left the IMR in August 2011.

 

DeNOTE in Goudhurst 5 April 2012

DeNOTE’s next concert will be at St Mary’s Goudhurst on Sunday 6 May, 7pm. The programme will feature Mozart and his Viennese contemporaries, culminating in the delightful ‘Kegelstatt’ Trio for clarinet, viola and piano (1786) which Mozart is supposed to have composed in his head while playing a game of skittles (a likely story…!). Also on the programme are a Clarinet and Piano Sonata by Vanhal, solo piano works by Mozart and one of Anton Stadler’s Caprices for solo clarinet.

Jane Booth (clarinet), Peter Collyer (viola), John Irving (fortepiano).

 

Forthcoming: Canterbury Christ Church University Golden Jubilee concert, 29 June, Augustine Hall, Canterbury, 7pm – Mozart and Beethoven programme (with Jane Booth, John Irving, Marcus Barcham-Stevens, Jennifer Morsches).

Ticket enquiries: tracy.clark@canterbury.ac.uk

 

 

Bank Holiday Concert in Goudhurst 7 May 2012

DeNOTE (Jane Booth, Pater Collyer, John Irving) is about to record a DVD of the Mozart Kegelstatt Trio, for Clarinet, Viola and Fortepiano.

The film will look at performance practice issues, capture something of the rehearsal process, and investigate some of the pleasures of playing the repertoire on period instruments.

The recording will take place later this week at Finchcocks Museum of Musical Instruments, Goudhurst, Kent. The project is a collaboration between Canterbury Christ Church University and The Institute of Musical Research and will be filmed by Colin Still of Optic Nerve Productions.

Meanwhile, our preparations for the DVD have included a Bank Holiday weekend concert at the nearby church of St Mary the Virgin, Goudhurst on 6 May – a sellout event, fragrantly enhanced by the delightful weekend flower festival in the church! Despite the fortepiano, and a church bursting to the seams with wonderful floral displays and Colin-plus-five-strong-crew-plus-cameras and sound equipment galore, there was still room for a very appreciative capacity audience. A fantastic performance space!

 

DVD Filming at Finchcocks 10 May 2012

Finchcocks Museum of Musical Instruments was the location for DeNOTE’s recent project on Mozart’s ‘Kegelstatt’ Trio, K.498 for Fortepiano, Clarinet and Viola.

DeNOTE is currently making a DVD on this work, documenting the rehearsal process, discussing issues in performance practice and historical instruments and finishing with a performance of the Trio. Filmed by Colin Still of Optic Nerve Productions, the DVD is co-funded by Canterbury Christ Church University and The Institute of Musical Research.

In the magnificent setting of Finchcocks, Jane Booth, Peter Collyer and John Irving spent a day filming the rehearsals and performance. Our project investigates the intimacy of chamber music performance, focusing especially on the interaction of the players in the production of the performance rather than its presentation ‘in concert’ to an audience. As usual with DeNOTE, there is a strong research basis for the performance, including a particular focus on the creative involvement of the players with the notated score.

 

Music in New Malden 10 June 2012

Today’s final concert in this year’s MUSIC IN NEW MALDEN was an extravaganza of Sonatas and Variations for piano duet, played on fortepiano with Steven Devine. It was a lovely experience, with Steven and I improvising madly during the concert itself. OK, so we’d planned a few places where we’d add a few embellishments, but in the performance improvisation really took off on a course of its own (with even an appearance of the ‘Tristan’ chord at one point – yes, it really does fit at one moment in the Minore of the G major variations, K.501). How wonderful it is that Mozart’s music allows the performer so much space to create afresh. We certainly enjoyed it, and the audience clearly did too! At the end, over £200 was raised for Dementia UK.

Music in New Malden Series FIVE (!) starts in September with the Mozart Quintet for Piano and Winds, K.452……

 

DeNOTE in Canterbury 23 June 2012

Ensemble DeNOTE’s next concert is in the University Chapel, Canterbury Christ Church University on Friday 29 June, at 7.30pm.

‘Viennese Conversations’ is part of the year-long celebrations of the University’s Golden Jubilee and features Jane Booth, John Irving, Marcus Barcham-Stevens and Jennifer Morsches in a programme of Mozart and Beethoven:

Mozart Piano Trio in C, K.548

Mozart Sonata for Violin and Piano in B flat, K.454

Beethoven Trio Op.38 (the composer’s arrangement of the Septet, Op.20)

Ticket information at http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/events/event-details.asp?eventId=3297

 

Return Visit to Hatchlands 17 September 2012

DeNOTE’s first return visit to the Cobbe Collection at Hatchlands on 19 September was a sellout!

DeNOTE’s Piano Trio format (John Irving, Marcus Barcham-Stevens and Jennifer Morsches) opened the Cobbe Collection’s 2012-13 season with a programme of Haydn and Mozart featuring the Cobbe Collection’s recently restrung ‘Stein’ fortepiano (actually an instrument from the Stein workshop, rather than an authenticated Stein). The colours from the fortepiano were amazingly rich and varied. Audience feedback was extremely positive – and DeNOTE has been asked to return for an evening concert in 2013!

 

Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio in Hull 27 September 2012

Following on from the recent DVD recording of Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio (now in its final editing stages, for release in early December 2012), Jane Booth, Peter Collyer and John Irving will be performing the piece at the Middleton Hall, University of Hull on Friday 12 October, 1.00pm.

This is a return visit to Hull for DeNOTE; last June we played Beethoven’s own arrangement of his ever-popular Septet for clarinet, cello and piano. Like last time, members of DeNOTE will be staying on to do a coaching session for talented players from Hull University’s Music Department.

 

 

DeNOTE Winds at the Canterbury Festival 28 September 2012

Opening a two-week season of lunchtime concerts in the Canterbury Festival. 2012, DeNOTE winds (Jane Booth, Sarah Brown, and Nat Harrison) will be offering a tempting programme of classical wind trios from revolutionary France at the newly-refurbished St Gregory’s Centre for Music on Monday 15 October, 1.00pm.

The programme is repeated at The University of Reading later in the month…..

 

DeNOTE in Bristol 30 September 2012

The largest DeNOTE group yet: five of us perform Mozart’s Quintet for Piano and Winds at the Victoria Rooms, University of Bristol on Wednesday 24 October, 1.15pm. Also on the menu is Beethoven’s Horn Sonata, played by Ursula Paludan Monberg.

The concert is the centrepiece of a series of activities that week revolving around John Irving’s residency at Bristol University as Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor of Music.

 

 

BREMF 2012 30 September 2012

The highlight of DeNOTE’s autumn schedule is our appearance at BREMF on Friday 2 November at 8.00 at the Friends’ Meeting House.

Programme; Mozart, Kegelstatt Trio, K.452 and Piano Sonata, K.330; Stamitz, Viola Sonata in B flat, and rounding it all off, an arrangement from 1809 of Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet for clarinet and piano.

 

Bristol Concert 28 October 2012

DeNOTE had a wonderful time at The University of Bristol last Wednesday performing Beethoven’s Horn Sonata and Mozart’s Quintet for Piano and winds (seen here in rehearsal in the Victoria Rooms). A capacity Auditorium was very appreciative, and we can’t wait for the next visit!

 

DeNOTE Winds do Revolutionary France 28 October 2012

Well, revolutionary French music in Reading University, to be precise….

1.10pm on Tuesday 30 October in the Palmer Building, University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus. Music by Devienne, Gossec, Pleyel, played by Jane Booth and Sarah Smith (classical clarinets) and Nathaniel Harrison (classical bassoon).

 

BREMF Beckons 28 October 2012

Just five days to go now before DeNOTE’s appearance at the Brighton Early Musical Festival 2012!

Jane Booth (clarinet), Peter Collyer (viola) and John Irving (fortepiano) play ‘Soundscapes’: Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio…..

Mozart: Grand Sonate (1809 arrangement of the Clarinet Quintet, K.581)

Stamitz: Sonata for Fortepiano and Viola in B flat

Mozart: Fortepiano Sonata in C, K.330

Mozart: ‘Kegelstatt’ Trio for Clarinet, Viola Fortepiano, K.498

 

Friday 2 November – Friends’ Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF at 8.00pm

 

DeNOTE Winds in Reading 30 October 2012

DeNOTE Winds enjoyed playing to a very appreciative audience at Reading University, including the Vice Chancellor (!) today. Our ‘Music in Revolutionary France’ performance was part of the Reading Lunchtime Concert Series organised by the University Director of Music.

30 October, in the French Republican calendar was ‘Alisier’ (Chequer Tree), the 9th day of the month of ‘Brumaire’.

 

BREMF 2012 1 November 2012

We gather that tickets are almost sold out for the DeNOTE concert at BREMF tomorrow evening at the Brighton Quaker Meeting House.

Hopefully the weather will be as lovely as on this picture of the exquisite 1805 building (above).

 

5 Stars for DeNOTe at BREMF! 6 November 2012

DeNOTE’s recent ‘Soundscapes’ concert scored FIVE STARS in The Argus Review of our BREMF appearance on 2 November:

http://www.theargus.co.uk/leisure/critic/10026362.BREMF__Soundscapes_Mozart___s_Kegelstatt_Trio__Friends____Meeting_House__Brighton__November_2/

 

DVD Launch Concert 13 November 2012

Ensemble DeNOTE’s next performance is at 1.00pm on 7 December in Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, University of London (Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU).

 

This will be a performance of Mozart’s ‘Kegelstatt’ Trio for clarinet, viola and fortepiano, and will be part of a Study Day, The Musical Instrument in Performance’ organised by The Institute of Musical Research.

 

Timed to coincide with the concert, is the launch of DeNOTE’s video documentary, Mozart’s ‘Kegelstatt’ Trio: and Eightreenth-Century Conversation which tracks DeNOTE’s intimate exploration of the work in rehearsal and performance, filmed at Finchcocks in May 2012.

A collaboration with Optic Nerve Productions and The IMR.

 

Have you seen the DeNOTE promo video? 20 November 2012

A trailer for DeNOTE’s forthcoming video documentary of Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio, K.498, is now available, and already garnering critical plaudits. Watch it at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEGE3jrPsok&feature=youtube_gdata_player

 

Kegelstatt DVD Launch 6 December 2012

The launch concert for Ensemble DeNOTE’s DVD, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart “Kegelstatt” Trio, K.498: An Eighteenth-Century Conversation” is at Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, University of London at 1.00pm this Friday 7 December!

Jane Booth, Peter Collyer and John Irving will introduce the video documentary in a presentation within the conference ‘The Musical Instrument in Performance’ at The Institute of Musical Research, before performing the Trio live in a lunchtime concert.

 

Kegelstatt Strikes Home! 8 December 2012

An enjoyable homecoming for Ensemble DeNOTE at London University’s Senate House on 7 December: Jane Booth, Peter Collyer and John Irving seen above acknowledging the applause after their performance of Mozart’s “Kegelstatt” Trio in Chancellor’s Hall.

The lunchtime concert marked the official launch of DeNOTE’s video documentary on Mozart’s “Kegelstatt” Trio: An Eighteenth-Century Conversation (Optic Nerve Productions; director Colin Still, editor Jane Clegg).

Ensemble DeNOTE was founded by John Irving at The Institute of Musical Research in Senate House while he was the IMR’s Director in 2010. Its first concerts were given as part of the IMR’s work in research facilitation and promotion. John now leads on performance practice work at the IMR, where he is Associate Fellow.

 

Music at St Anne’s 8 January 2013

DeNOTE Winds enjoyed performing a concert of Viennese Harmonie musik at the fabulous central London venue of St Anne’s, Gresham Street. St Annes has been a welcoming home for professional music making in the capital for many years and Ensemble DeNOTE really hopes it will not be forced out of action because of a forthcoming possibility that the Lutheran community (who actually contributed to the restoration of the church as a building for worship after WW2) will be evicted from the premises in 2013.

 

Newcastle Early Music Festival 3 March 2013

Ensemble DeNOTE in the form of Jane Booth and John Irving gave a lunchtime recital in the magnificent King’s Hall at Newcastle University on 28 February as part of the Newcastle Early Music Festival, where their programme of Mozart and Vanhal sonatas for clarinet and fortepiano received a standing ovation. The previous day, John gave a research seminar on his recent Mozart on the Hass Clavichord recording.

 

Hatchlands 4 May 2013

DeNOTE made a much-praised return to the Cobbe Collection at Hatchlands at the end of April, performing a rarely-heard arrangement of Mozart’s Quintet for Piano and Winds, K.452 made for Piano Quartet in 1794, alongside Mozart’s G minor Piano Quartet, K.478 and works by Haydn for string duo and piano solo. The sell-out concert was DeNOTE’s third appearance at Hatchlands, and out second using the wonderful 5-octave fortepiano from the workshop of Johann Andreas Stein, dating from the last quarter of the eighteenth century.

 

Scotland 16 May 2013

DeNOTE will be performing Beethoven in Scotland this autumn, with an Evening concert at Aberdeen University on 10 October and a lunchtime programme at St Cecilia’s Hall, Edinburgh on 18 October.

 

The centrepiece for these concerts will be Beethoven’s Trio version (Op.38) of his famous Septet, Op.20, arranged for clarinet, cello and piano. Beethoven’s Horn Sonata, Op.17 will also make an appearance, in an early 19th-century version for basset-horn!

 

Mozart & BVeethoven by the North Sea 12 August 2013

There’s no more glorious place to spend the ‘Glorious Twelfth’ than Lythe, a magnificent village perched on the north-east coast just above Whitby.

It’s in this truly wonderful setting that DeNOTE’s latest concert, part of the North York Moors Chamber Music Festival, takes place this evening at St Oswald’s Church. We’ll be playing the complementary piano and winds quintets by Mozart and Beethoven. In one way it’s a very special occasion, because it will be the inaugural concert for a new fortepiano (pictured) made by Johannes Secker – a copy of a South German instrument from the mid-1780s by Johann Andreas Stein. Johannes Secker lives and works in Lythe and his instruments grace a number of institutions on both sides of the Atlantic (http://www.johannes-secker.co.uk/). His latest fortepiano is already proving a real winner, especially in the magical space of St Oswald’s (http://www.stoswaldslythe.org.uk/Default.aspx).

 

New Vanhal CD 28 August 2013

Our latest CD, Johann Baptist Vanhal Complete Works for Clarinet and Piano, SFZM0413, played by Jane Booth and John Irving arrived today! Not yet in the shops, it will soon be available on the sfz music website. www.sfzmusic.co.uk

 

Vanhal (1739-1813) was one of the pioneers of the early clarinet repertoire and all three of his surviving sonatas are included on this CD along with a set of ‘English Dances’ for solo keyboard, and one of his sonatinas.

2013 is Vanhal’s anniversary year.

 

Thanks to all the team who made this possible: Roy and Chris Mowatt, Edmund Pickering, and Steve, Huw and Adam at SFZMusic.

 

 

Scotland Concerts 6 October 2013

So – we’ll be doing two related concerts in Scottish Universities over the next few days…

Starting with a research seminar on John Irving’s recent Mozart CD on the historic Hass Clavichord of 1763 on 10 October in the Music Department of Aberdeen University, we give a Beethoven Concert in the Chapel of King’s College, Aberdeen University that evening. Then on 11 October we devote the morning to a performance workshop with music students on the Performance BA – part of DeNOTE’s developing Education strand.

 

Then the following week, we’re in St Cecilia’s Hall, Edinburgh for a lunchtime concert using a keyboard from the Edinburgh University Collection of Historical Keyboards. Friday 18 October, 1.10pm.

 

Edinburgh 13 October 2013

Our lunchtime concert in the historic St Cecilia’s Hall, Edinburgh University offers a rarity: Beethoven’s own arrangement of his Septet, for a trio of clarinet, cello and fortepiano, Op.38. 1.10pm on Friday 18 October.

We even made it to the front page of this season’s Edinburgh University Concerts Brochure!

 

St Cecilia’s Hall 19 October 2013

St Cecilia’s Hall, Edinburgh, is one of the oldest purpose-built concert halls. Designed for the Edinburgh Musical Society and dating from 1763, it is home to the Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments – one of the finest collections anywhere.

DeNOTE had a wonderful time on 18 October, playing Beethoven’s Op.38 Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano to a large and appreciative audience at the end of a Beethoven patch also taking in Aberdeen University. DeNOTE returns north of the border next March, with a concert of works examining Bach and the Leipzig connection at the University of St Andrews.

 

Heading North… 12 December 2013

DeNOTE’s first outing of 2014 is on home territory for Jane Booth and John Irving – rural Yorkshire.

On 19 January we give a recital of works for clarinet, basset horn and piano by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Vanhal, including early 19th-century arrangements of the Mozart Clarinet Quintet and the Beethoven Horn Sonata alongside a Haydn piano sonata and a Vanhal Clarinet Sonata from our recently released Vanhal CD!

More information at

http://www.sowerbymusic.org.uk/events/concerts.php

 

DeNOTE in Sheffield 16 February 2014

 

A return to our Alma Mater for Jane and John on 18 February for a DeNOTE recital in Firth Hall (where we graduated many years ago….)

Mozart, Beethoven and Hummel on the menu in a concert with Peter Hanson, Leter Collyer and Jennifer Morsches, and a chance to catch up with old friends.

 

DeNOTE in St Andrews 7 March 2014

 

An oboe and harpsichord recital coming up in the University of St Andrews next week, with Leo Duarte and John Irving. The programme is based on Bach’s circle at Leipzig. Leo and John will stay on to do some coaching for music students in this most ancient of Scottish Universities.

 

 

DeNOTE SELECTED ARTISTS for Making Music, 2015-16! 10 March 2014

 

DeNOTE is very proud to have been selected by Making Music as one of the Concert Promoters’ Network’s SELECTED ARTISTS for the season 2015-16. Programmes on offer will feature Viennese chamber repertoire by Mozart, Beethoven and their contemporaries. Very excited here!!!!

 

DeNOTE Beethoven CD 22 March 2014

 

Having just returned from a lovely afternoon concert at the newly refurbished St Jude’s Englefield Green in Surrey (an invitation from Professor Emeritus at Royal Holloway, Geoff Chew), DeNOTE now gears up for next week’s Beethoven CD recording at St Martin’s, East Woddhay. Piano Quartet Op.16 and Clarinet, Cello and Piano Trio, Op.38, with Marcus Barcham-Stevens, Peter Collyer, Ruth Alford, Jane Booth and John Irving. Engineer Ade Hunter, and Technician Ed Pickering. Great fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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