KLEPTOMANIA: Borrowed Baroque

Celebrated Brass Septet, dubbed "Dazzlingly polished" by BBC Music Magazine, are already looking forward to their next few dates of the acclaimed 'Kleptomania' tour. Repertoire will include: 

Handel – Suite from Rinaldo
Prokofiev – Suite
Rameau – Suite from Dardanus
Stravinsky – Pulcinella Suite

Commenting on the forthcoming concerts, Artistic Director, Dr Simon Cox stated: "The brass septet is a brand new invention, and therein lies the root of our compulsion to steal: we have no canon of repertoire, no grand history of great compositions. And so we’re inventing one. Like musical Robin Hoods we thieve from the richest ensembles to create a counterfactual history — a parallel universe in which, in the world of chamber music, the brass septet rules." 

The 18th-century orchestra of Handel’s Rinaldo and Rameau’s Dardanus is brought to life in borrowings for brass.Septura’s Pergolesi, by contrast, is third-hand: Stravinsky got there first, and his neoclassical Pulcinella is re-imagined for brass, alongside some early neoclassical piano works by Prokofiev.

The concerts will take place at St John’s Smith Square, London and West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge on the 1st and 4th of May respectively. For more information and tickets visit kleptomania.septura.org

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