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Les Cuivres Diaboliques [by the Wallace Collection]

Thursday 1 June 19:00-21:00

Jean-François Bellon Quintette no 1
Prospère-Aginor Mimart Septuor no 1
Pierre-François Clodomir Deuxième Divertissement for two cornets and bass horn
Jean-François Bellon Quintette no 12
Giacomo Meyerbeer Potpourri: Robert le Diable

Many of the technological advances of the early 19th century, which coincided with the Romantic Period in music, were first applied to musical instruments in France and Belgium, by inventors such as Sax who created the first truly chromatic families of brass instruments with keys and valves. Music for the stage provided an early context for the new chromatic brasses, which were used to conjure up the imaginary worlds of the supernatural.

Meyerbeer’s Robert le diable, premiered in Paris in 1831, using brass in this respect and was the inspiration for this performance, Les Cuivres diaboliques (The Diabolical Brasses).

Performed by The Wallace Collection brass ensemble led by John Wallace, renowned international trumpet soloist, leading arts educationalist, composer, conductor and former principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Combining master musicians with a passion for promoting the diverse world of brass music, The Wallace Collection aims to inspire, entertain, develop, educate and transform this vital musical genre.

The Wallace Collection:

John Wallace – Trumpet/Cornet/Flugel

John Miller – Trumpet/Cornet/Flugel

John Logan – French Horn/Tenor Horn

Rui Pedro de Oliveira Alves – Trombone

Tony George – Tuba/Ophicleide

THU 01 JUNE | 7.00PM
Running time: 2 hours approx.
Open to all | £7 (£5)
Advanced booking recommended at 0131 225 53 66 or info ifecosse.org.uk

Institut Français Écosse 2017