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May 26th, 2019, 3:00PM

San Antonio Recorder Society

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June 1st, 2019, 7:30PM

Austin Baroque Orchestra Chamber Soloists

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June 2nd, 2019, 4:00PM

Austin Baroque Orchestra Chamber Soloists

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Austin Baroque Orchestra Chamber Soloists

June 2nd, 2019, 4:00PM

Austin Baroque Orchestra Chamber Soloists

We close our eighth season with a musical voyage to Napoleonic France and Biedermeier Vienna, with chamber music featuring ABO’s principal players. There will be Beethoven from before he sounded like Beethoven, with his elegant Piano Quartet in C major, a product of his youthful and Haydn-influenced First Period. We’ll follow that with a dazzling and quirky quintet by his childhood friend Antoine Reicha, the so-called “Father of the Wind Quintet.” Finally, we’ll end with music by Louis Spohr, a virtuoso violinist and inventor of the violin and viola chin rest. His Gran Nonetto is a rarely-performed and virtuosic large chamber work for strings and winds that is a perfect blend of Classical balance and Romantic passion that shows the influence of both Haydn and Beethoven.

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Featured Composer

Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

1685-1750 Bach was a master of the keyboard instruments of his day, particularly the organ, harpsichord and clavichord. He documented the "well-tempered" method of tuning for early stringed keyboard instruments.

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Featured Instrument

Crumhorn

Crumhorn

A capped reed in the woodwind family, developed in the Renaissance period. Its name means "bent horn."

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