On Sunday 2nd October, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra is reenacting a benefit concert that was staged for Beethoven in 1808. Details of event – click here.
But before that, on Monday 26th September at 6 pm I’m giving an Exchange Talk at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in the Ledger Room, to tie in with the 1808 theme. Be prepared for an interesting auditory experience – we’re playing music that may not have been played for nearly two centuries!
Actually, the pieces by Nathaniel Gow are the most commonly known! Concerto Caledonia performed them on their latest CD, Nathaniel Gow’s Dance Band. (We have it in the Whittaker Library). But there’s also an early Scottish song arrangement by Beethoven, a piano trio by Kozeluch, and a duet for harp and piano by Sophia Dussek. Can you resist?
And this is what happens when music librarians get immersed in historical research!