Month: March 2018

Caroline Brown – Obituary


CAROLINE BROWN Cellist who founded a band dedicated to Beethoven CAROLINE BROWN, who has died aged 64, was a cellist who in 1980 founded the Hanover Band to perform and record the music of Beethoven using instruments from the early 19th century. The or…

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We're looking forward to our concert tomorrow with Colin Lawson and the @ConsoneQuartet 12.30pm at St John's Chapel, Chichester. Can't wait to hear some #Brahms @FestOfChi

We're looking forward to our concert tomorrow with Colin Lawson and the @ConsoneQuartet 12.30pm at St John's Chapel, Chichester. Can't wait to hear some #Brahms @FestOfChi
We're looking forward to our concert tomorrow with Colin Lawson and the @ConsoneQuartet 12.30pm at St John's Chapel, Chichester. Can't wait to hear some #Brahms @FestOfChi

It’s launch day! Come and see us at our stall outside the Assembly Rooms on North Street - we’re here until 12pm, and the big launch event will be later today!
#FestOfChi #Chichester #festival

It’s launch day! Come and see us at our stall outside the Assembly Rooms on North Street - we’re here until 12pm, and the big launch event will be later today!
#FestOfChi #Chichester #festival
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The Hanover Band

HANOVER (Not Hannover; Germany) In terms of British history the majority of the music we play is from the Hanoverian period. Hanover also refers to Hanover Square in London, where Haydn performed his symphonies and arias in the Salomon Concerts in the 1790’s.

BAND (ref: The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians)
‘An instrumental ensemble, larger than a chamber ensemble. Thus the ’24 violins’ of Louis XIV were called ‘la grande bande’ to distinguish them from Lully’s ‘petits violons’, and Charles II’s similar ensemble was known as ‘the King’s Band’. By extension, ‘band’ came to mean an orchestra in colloquial British usage’.

THE HANOVER BAND a period name for a period orchestra.

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