German wind trio performs at Unisa

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The German wind ensemble Trio d’anches Würzburg will perform in the Enoch Sontonga Hall on the Unisa Sunnyside Campus on Thursday 23 February at 19:30.

The ensemble Trio d’anches Würzburg was formed by three professors from German music universities with a long history of musical cooperation –  oboist Jochen Müller-Brincken, clarinettist Manfred Lindner and bassoonist Albrecht Holder.

The history of the trio combination oboe, clarinet and bassoon – also called Trio d’anches or reed trio – is relatively young, created in 1927 by the French bassoonist and conductor Fernand Oubradous in Paris.

As at that time there were only few original compositions for this combination of instruments, he presented in his trio concerts arrangements and own compositions.

Soon, however, the transparent and sprightly sound attracted the attention of composers like Milhaud, Ibert and Bozza, who exploited the compositional possibilities.

Today there are more than 300 original works for this combination, which, together with arrangements of the Mozart divertimenti and trios of other classical composers, provide a rich repertoire.

The programme for this concerto consists of  the Divertimento no 1 K 229 (Mozart), Cinq piece breves en trio (Ibert), Variationen über das Thema  “Reich mir die Hand mein Leben” (Beethoven), Harmoniemusik zur Opern von Mozart andthe Trio in C major,  Op 87 by Beethoven.

Tickets for this event are sold only at the door at R85 for adults and R65 for students and pensioners.

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