Rondino in E flat WoO25
Sextet in E flat Op.71
ctet in E flat Op.103
Music for wind instruments (Harmoniemusik) was regularly composed in the 18th and 19th centuries, and Beethoven’s Sextet and Octet are two of the finest examples of this genre. The Sextet was reviewed at its premiere as “distinguished by fine melodies and a wealth of new and surprising ideas”, and the Octet is just as lyrical. The Rondino is notable for featuring the horns as melodic instruments, with a memorable duet that closes this enjoyable work.
Today’s events take place at the pioneering new multi-arts venue Ko:Host, located above Kommune, Sheffield’s recently transformed iconic Castle House.
Join Music in the Round for a leisurely Sunday of music-making while enjoying refreshments from the many independent outlets in Kommune offering speciality coffees, freshly prepared meals, artisanal baked goods and craft brews.