Kings Place Bottesini Bicentenary Concert, Kings Place

21/07/2021

Sunday 19th September 2021 @ 6:30pm The distinguished musicians of I Musicanti – Tamás András and Benedict Holland (violins), Robert Smissen (viola), Richard Harwood (cello), Leon Bosch (double bass) – perform two masterworks for strings: Beethoven’s G major Quartet (1800) from the Op. 18 set, and Dvořák’s ever-popular Second Quintet (1875).  In between, they celebrate the […]

Leon Bosch double bass; Rebeca Omordia piano; I Musicanti at Wigmore Hall

10/01/2020

Thursday 30th April @ 7:30pm Leon Bosch’s programme showcases the double bass in all its glory, from a virtuoso solo instrument to a thrilling ensemble player. The performance is bookended by Bosch’s own acclaimed ensemble ‘I Musicanti’, opening the concert with the London première of Bottesini’s Grand Quintet in C minor and closing the evening […]

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BOTTESINI AND HIS QUINTETS
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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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