The Hanover Band
Sunday, 10th September 2023 @ 7.30 pm
Principals of the orchestra which comprises some
of the best period instrument specialists in the UK.
Hummel - Piano Quintet in D minor Op.74
Onslow - Piano Quintet in B minor (Slow Movement)
Schubert - Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 The Trout
Kati Debretzeni - violin Dan Shilladay - viola
Sebastian Comberti - cello Kate Brooke - bass
Steven Devine - fortepiano.
Ever since Caroline Brown founded The Hanover Band in 1980, its primary objective has been to enable audiences to gain a better feeling for what earlier music actually sounded like when heard in favourable circumstances. Historical instruments are key to this; as one prominent conductor recently put it, ‘they have more colour, shape and less weight than modern instruments. They are more tangy, more piquant. We can play full-out with the greatest passion, and still sound like Mozart’.
The orchestra comprises some of the best period instrument specialists in the UK. They are considered to be some of the best in their field. Their performances and recordings have been described as ‘revelatory, luscious, outstanding and illuminating’.
Through dedication and scholarly work, the Hanover Band have gained an enviable niche for themselves within the early music movement, as being one of the UK’s finest period instrument orchestras.
Their distinguished players are committed to education work and passing on their enthusiasm and knowledge to the next generation of music lovers. They teach in the top music conservatoires in the UK – the Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Royal Northern College of Music, Guildhall and Trinity Laban.