Harmoniemusik: From field to table

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Harmoniemusik: From field to table

From humble beginnings in farmers’ fields and military bands, woodwinds in the 1700s were to undergo a period of rapid development and wild experimentation that would culminate in the popularity of the Harmonie or wind band by the end of the century. Wealthy patrons and nobles in German-speaking lands who had previously employed small orchestras adopted the Harmonie instead to provide music at dinner, evening serenades and even morning-music to wake especially favoured guests, driving a huge demand for new music. In this programme, virtuoso bassoonist and director Peter Whelan directs some of the finest Harmoniemusik of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, including Beethoven’s beloved Sextet Op.71.

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Peter Whelan — director & bassoon
Concert details
Mozart Divertimento K.270
Beethoven Duo No. 1, WoO 27
Beethoven Sextet Op. 71
Krommer Partita in F major Op.73
Peter Whelan director & bassoon
Academy of Ancient Music
Concert dates
West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
Friday, 21 May 2021 | 7.30pm
Tickets: £18.50 - £37.50
Live stream, Cambridge
Friday, 21 May 2021 | 7.30pm
Tickets: Individual ticket: £12.50