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Kleptomania: Borrowed Baroque | Septura (brass septet)

When
Tuesday May 1, 2018 at 19:30
Where
St John's Smith Square, London
Tickets
£20, concessions £18, students £5
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  1. Suite, from Dardanus - Jean-Philippe Rameau
  2. Suite, from Rinaldo HWV 7 - George Frideric Handel arranged by Simon Cox
  3. 10 little piano pieces Op 12 - Sergey Prokofiev, arranged by Simon Cox
  4. Pulcinella, concert suite from the ballet - Igor Stravinsky

The brass septet is a brand new invention, and therein lies the root of our compulsion to steal: we have no canon of repertoire, no grand history of great compositions.

And so we’re inventing one. Like musical Robin Hoods we thieve from the richest ensembles to create a counterfactual history — a parallel universe in which, in the world of chamber music, the brass septet rules.

The 18th century orchestra of Handel’s Rinaldo and Rameau’s Dardanus is brought to life in borrowings for brass. Septura’s Pergolesi, by contrast, is third-hand: Stravinsky got there first, and his neoclassical Pulcinella is re-imagined for brass.


Venue
St John's Smith Square
Smith Square
London
London
SW1P 3HA
England
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