– BROADCAST ONLINE –
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 Op.125 ‘Choral’
Sophie Bevan Soprano
Madeleine Shaw Mezzo
Ed Lyon Tenor
Darren Jeffery Baritone
THE HANOVER BAND + CHORUS
Jorge Jimenez Leader
Directed by Sir Mark Elder
This unique recorded performance will be premiered online on the broadcast date. You can watch online here or on The Hanover Band’s YouTube channel.
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Beethoven 250: September-December 2020
The Hanover Band (1980 -2020) has gone digital with an online festival of Beethoven Symphonies and iconic Chamber Music.
Brought to you by The Hanover Band & Consone Quartet in the 250th anniversary year of Beethoven’s birth.
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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.