Beethoven & Haydn

04 October 2018 - 12 October 2018
Beethoven & Haydn

AHE performs rare chamber versions of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 and Haydn’s Trauer Symphony.

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Canberra

Thursday 4 October, 7pm
The Albert Hall, Yarralumla

Berry

Friday 5 October, 7pm
Berry Uniting Church Hall

Southern Highlands

Saturday 6 October, 5pm
Kangaloon Hall

Sydney

Monday 8 October, 7pm
Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House

Newcastle

Thursday 11 October , 7pm
Newcastle Conservatorium of Music

Sydney

Friday 12 October, 7pm
Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House

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Haydn
Symphony No. 44 in E minor The Trauer arr. Dr. Hague (1810)

Ferdinand Ries
Flute Quartet in D minor

Albrechtsberger
String Sextet Op. 13 No. 1 in E flat major

Beethoven
Symphony No. 1 in C major arr. Masi (1800)

The Ensemble loves to unearth forgotten composers and rediscover unknown historical chamber versions of the classics. In this Beethoven and Haydn program, we present two rare chamber versions: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 and Haydn’s Symphony No. 44 The Trauer (Mourning).

The 18th century arrangement of Beethoven’s masterwork, penned by Masi and featuring string quintet, flute and double bass, was discovered by Ensemble members in the British Library’s rare music collection.

Haydn’s well-known Trauer Symphony was arranged for chamber ensemble by Dr. Hague of Cambridge in the early 19th century. The symphony was so named because Haydn requested that the slow movement be played at his own funeral.

The program also includes a string sextet by Albrechtsberger and a virtuosic flute quartet by Ries, the lesser known contemporaries of Haydn and Beethoven. Albrechtsberger was an early teacher of Beethoven, who introduced him to his student, colleague, and copyist Ferdinand Ries.

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