During the late 18th and early 19th centuries, many of the popular works of major composers were published as chamber music arrangements. Beethoven was concerned about unauthorised poor quality arrangements of his works, and collaborated with the publisher Tobias Haslinger to produce a number of arrangements over which he could retain artistic control. These skilfully crafted arrangements are convincing pieces in their own right and also provide fascinating insight into performance practice in Beethoven’s lifetime. This concert forms part of a major practice-led research project aiming to realign professional, historically informed performance of Beethoven. It is led by Claire Holden, Research Fellow at the Faculty of Music and professional violinist with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
For this concert Claire will be joined by other leading period performers including Margaret Faultless, co-leader of the OAE.