february, 2020

11feb7:30 pmTexas Wesleyan University, Texas (USA)Borrowed Baroque

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The brass septet is a brand new invention, and therein lies the root of our compulsion to steal: we have no canon of repertoire, no grand history of great compositions.

And so we’re inventing one. Like musical Robin Hoods we thieve from the richest ensembles to create a counterfactual history — a parallel universe in which, in the world of chamber music, the brass septet rules.

The 18th-century orchestra of Handel’s Rinaldo and Rameau’s Dardanus is brought to life in borrowings for brass. Septura’s Pergolesi, by contrast, is third-hand: Stravinsky got there first, and his neoclassical Pulcinella is re-imagined for brass, alongside some early neoclassical piano works by Prokofiev.

Rameau Dardanus
Prokofiev Op. 12 Suite
Handel Rinaldo
Stravinsky Pulcinella


(Tuesday) 7:30 pm


Martin Hall

1201 Wesleyan Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76105 USA