Month: November 2019

Launch of Beethoven In The City


A year long celebration of Beethoven is launched at St Ceciliatide Festival at Stationers’ Hall, London The St Ceciliatide Festival this year featured two very different concerts. The first was a grand affair, a Dinner/Concert to launch Beethoven in th…

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Basically Beethoven


Inspiring future generations to enjoy one of the greatest composers of all time The Hanover Band was founded by Caroline Brown to give an authentic voice to some of the greatest classical pieces ever written, played as they would have been – on period…

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A NEW BEETHOVEN CYCLE BEGINS
4 DAYS TO GO until our first #BeethovenInTheCity concert @StationersHall - Monday 2 March 2020
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4 Op.60
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#BeethovenInTheCity #Beethoven250 #Beethoven2020

‘Nurturing the Next Generation’ with @TheHanoverBand marking #beethoven2020 with concerts by @chiuni @chiunimusic TODAY 19 Feb & 17 Apr #MiPNoticeboard https://t.co/WUbAV57vjC

Historically informed performance: How to keep the trombones quiet? Don't let them in the room. @chiuni students trying out #sackbutts and #classicaltrombones

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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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