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Midsummer's Music Concert: Beethoven Septet

Midsummer's Music Concert: Beethoven Septet

  • Woodwalk Gallery
  • Egg Harbor, WI 54209

Immediately before he wrote his First Symphony, Beethoven wrote this Septet as a prototype or practice run. He was so ready for the nine symphonies that followed that this Septet became his most popular piece during his lifetime. You could almost call it his Tenth Symphony. Thrill to the full symphonic sound of this work and the Ireland Sextet that precedes it. J.J. Koh (clarinet), Judith Farmer (bassoon), and Fritz Foss (horn) join our string section led so expertly by David Perry. John Ireland’s colorful and dramatic Sextet for Clarinet, Horn, and Strings, probably inspired by the Beethoven, is a neglected masterpiece. It’s romantic English charm and colorful and dramatic scoring will make you happy you’ve discovered it. Sextet (1898) • John Ireland Clarinet, Horn, and String Quartet Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 • Ludwig van Beethoven Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass Musicians JJ Koh, Clarinet Fritz Foss, Horn Judith Farmer, Bassoon David Perry & Ann Palen, Violin Sally Chisholm, Viola Cole Randolph, Cello Jeremy Attanaseo, Bass Sponsored by the James & Nancy Huebner Charitable Fund The 2024 Season is sponsored by the Jean Berkenstock Family Fund and the Susan DeWitt Davie Legacy Fund.

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