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The Waterloo Concert
14 July 2015
18:30 - 20:30
Robert Gibbs – violin
Adrian Bradbury – cello
Oliver Davies – piano
Henry Roche – piano
J.D. Bomtempo – March of Lord Wellington
Dussek – Sonata in B flat, Op. 24 (solo piano)
Ferd. Paer – Grand Sonata in A (dedicated to Empress Marie-Louise, 1810)
Beethoven – Marches for piano, 4 hands, Op. 45
Joseph Woelfl – Sonata in G, Op. 25, No. 2
J.W. Wilms – The Battle of Waterloo, Op. 43 (extract)
Nathaniel Gow – The Waterloo Strathspey and Reel
Beethoven – Wellington’s Victory, or The Battle at Vittoria, Op. 91
This anniversary concert brings together two remarkable instruments. The Erard square piano which Napoleon commissioned in 1810 for the private apartments in the Tuileries will be heard in music known to have been played to him there. We are privileged to be borrowing the instrument for this occasion.
King George IV’s Streicher piano, made in Vienna in 1823 and on loan from HM The Queen, will feature in Beethoven’s ‘Battle Symphony’ (dedicated to the King as Prince Regent) and celebratory pieces from 1815. Chamber music purchased for domestic music- making by the future Duke of Wellington in 1805 will complete this fascinating programme.
The concert includes a 20 minute interval.
Online booking is available but if you prefer to book tickets by post please download our booking form, complete and send with SAE and a cheque
Last approximately one hour.
Last approximately two hours with one interval
during which juice and wine are served.
Wheelchair access available. Please advise in advance.
Please note that tickets cannot be exchanged nor money refunded.
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We reserve the right to refuse admission and change the programme and/or instrument without notice.
It may not always be possible to admit latecomers to the Music Room.
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