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Sunday 25 October 2020

  • SJSS

    25 October 15.00 (GMT + 1)
    The Revolutionary Drawing Room

    Beethoven – The Late Quartets

    Beethoven - String Quartet in Bb major, Op. 130
    Beethoven - ‘Grosse Fuge’, Op.133

    Beethoven’s Op. 130, composed in 1825, is the last of his set of three quartets for the Russian Prince Nikolaus Galitzin. Larger in scale even than Op. 132, its longest movement was placed at the end, and represents a highly unusual fugal finale. ‘Incomprehensible as Chinese’ was the comment of one reviewer, and Beethoven was eventually persuaded to replace this staggering work with a more conventional Rondo form finale. The original finale became known as the Grosse Fuge, Op. 133, and remains an alternative closing movement to Op. 130. This programme presents Op. 130 with its replacement Rondo finale alongside the Grosse Fuge.

    Tickets: £20
    Concessions £10

    DIGITAL VERSION AVAILABLE at www.sjss.org.uk from 1st November 2020


  • Duni

    25 September to 12 November 2020 

    Matera, Italy
    Festival Duni - 21st edition

    The Festival will be opened on September 25 in the Dom of Matera by the first modern performance of the Neapolitan Oratorio Sant’Eustachio (patron saint of Matera) by Donato Ricchezza (Naples 1689) with Cappella Neapolitana conducted by Antonio Florio. You are all warmly welcome to the magic city of Matera!

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  • BREMFhome The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments 1200 x 794
    23 October to 1 November 2020


    The UK’s premier autumn early music festival Brighton Early Music Festival is going digital this year, with BREMF@home - 10 specially created events screened on YouTube and Facebook between 23 October and 1 November. Each film will remain online for 7 days after the premiere for viewing flexibility around the world.

    Highlights include:

    · chamber versions of Mendelssohn’s Overture to a Midsummer Night’s Dream and Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony with REMA Showcase participants Pocket Sinfonia;

    · trio sonatas by Handel, Geminiani and Corelli performed by Ensemble Augelletti in a 15th century barn in rural Sussex;

    · medieval songs of protest with new animations of medieval images from Joglaresa

    · an introduction to the trumpet marine - a towering 2 metre high instrument saved from extinction by The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments.

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European Day of Early Music - 7th Edition

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