From B(eethoven) to Z(abel)
 

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Fri 22.9.2017, 8 p.m., 2017-9-22T20:00 St. Evergislus-Kirche Brenig

From B(eethoven) to Z(abel)

Ensemble Più
Andreas Gosling (French horn, cor anglais)
Eva Gosling (Violin)
Martin Börner (Viola)
Markus Beul (Cello)

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Variations for two oboes and English horn on »Là ci darem la mano« from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera ‘Don Giovanni’ in C major WoO 28, Version for oboe, violin and viola

Franz Schubert:
String trio in B-flat major, D 581

Louis Massonneau:
Quartet for oboe, violin, viola and cello no. 3 in C major

Frank Zabel:
‘Apparition’ for cor anglais and string trio to words by Stéphane Mallarmé (world premiere, commissioned by Ensemble Più)

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Trio for oboe, violin and viola in C major, op. 87, Version for oboe, violin and viola

Chamber ensembles from Germany's orchestras develop programmes outside their daily duties and discover composers otherwise overlooked by the culture industry. Ensemble Più has made the classical oboe quartet the core of its repertoire. It has released première recordings of the quartets by Lois Massonneau, a contemporary of Beethoven. Now they will present one of them in a Beethovenfest recital. It will be joined by early Beethoven works arranged for two oboes and English horn. Schubert's String Trio, where the classical influences begin to give way to 'genuine Schubert', and, as a contrast, a world première by Frank Zabel that exchanges the incisive oboe sound for the pastoral English horn.

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St. Evergislus Brenig © Barbara Frommann

St. Evergislus Brenig © Barbara Frommann

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