I Musicanti Sunday 3rd June 2018 ‘Alexandra and the Russians’

25/05/2018

Unusual instrumental combinations distinguish the final programme of this series: Prokofiev’s ballet-inspired quintet (without cello) and Glinka’s septet (without viola) both also feature the oboe among their wind instrument members. Alongside a duo for violin and double bass, the programme includes a new work by award-winning film composer Alexandra Harwood. Programme: Prokofiev (1891 – 1953) […]

I Musicanti at St Johns Smith Square, 2017-18: Alexandra and the Russians

17/08/2017

    I Musicanti and their artistic director Leon Bosch return to St John’s Smith Square for ‘Alexandra and the Russians’, a second season of work from the chamber music repertoire partnered with new commissions. While the emphasis is on grand music from the time of imperial Russia in the shape of Tchaikovsky, Glinka and […]

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JOSEP CERVERA: A LOST TREASURE REDISCOVERED
Discovering lost treasure is a fantasy for many. But when Leon Bosch unearthed a hoard of original music for double bass, it wasn’t completely by chance.
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I MUSICANTI AT ST JOHNS SMITH SQUARE, 2017-18: ALEXANDRA AND THE RUSSIANS
I Musicanti and their artistic director Leon Bosch return to St John’s Smith Square for ‘Alexandra and the Russians’, a second season of work from the chamber music repertoire partnered with new commissions.
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BEETHOVEN MORE OR LESS 

It’s strange to imagine the ‘Pastoral’ symphony’s storm without its thunderous timpani or the ‘Eroica’ symphony without its three-horn fanfare. With so many grand moments like these, transcribing Beethoven’s music for small ensembles must have been a particular challenge.
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