Boxwood & Brass

Discovering Harmoniemusik Boxwood & Brass The Arts Club, Waterloo. 18 October 2017 In a dual exercise of launching their 2017/18 programmes combined with trying out a possible venue for small-scale musical events, the innovative wind-music group Boxwood & Brass held a ‘Harmoniemusik Discover Evening’ in the 1901 Arts Club (in the fascinating hinterland of Waterloo station), a former schoolmasters house now converted … Continue reading Boxwood & Brass

Boxwood & Brass: Divertimenti for Cognoscenti

Divertimenti for Cognoscenti Boxwood & Brass St Peter’s, Streatham. 15 September 2015 The imaginatively named group Boxwood & Brass specialise in Harmoniemusik (for wind instruments) from the two or three decades either side of 1800. This is a fascinating and, with the exception of some Mozart examples, a relatively unknown repertoire. The Harmonie usually described … Continue reading Boxwood & Brass: Divertimenti for Cognoscenti

Beethoven transformed

Beethoven Transformed, Volume 1 Chamber Music for Harmonie Boxwood & Brass Resonus Classics RES10249, 61’40 Beethoven arr. Czerny: Septet Op.20 Beethoven: Sextet Op.71 Beethoven Transformed is a two-year project by Boxwood & Brass exploring wind music in early 19th-century Vienna and, in particular, the rearrangement of Beethoven’s music by other composers for Harmonie (wind band). What are today considered as venerated … Continue reading Beethoven transformed

The Harmonie in Beethoven’s Vienna

The Harmonie in Beethoven’s Vienna Boxwood & Brass St John’s, Smith Square. 20 February 2017 The words Harmonie, or Harmoniemusik (translatable as ‘windband music’), are little known in the UK, although they are important aspects of the late Classical and early Romantic musical eras in continental Europe. With arguable roots in earlier military bands, the formation of wind … Continue reading The Harmonie in Beethoven’s Vienna