Napoleon – The Military Figure

In the Classical period, princes employed wind bands to entertain them in their gardens, causing composers to give pride of place to wind instruments in their chamber music works. Mozart’s Quintet,
K. 452, Hummel’s “Military” Septet, and his Septet dedicated to Empress Marie-Louise, Napoleon’s wife, are prime examples of this practice.

Julie Triquet, violin and viola
Amanda Keesmaat, cello
Nicolas Lessard, double bass
Mika Putterman, flute
Matthew Jennejohn, oboe
Stéphane Fontaine, clarinet
Mary Chalk, bassoon
Alexis Basque, trumpet
Xavier Fortin, French horn
Olivier Godin, piano

Olivier Godin will perform on the historic Erard piano (1859) from Bourgie Hall’s instrument collection.

MOZART Quintet for Piano, Oboe, Clarinet, French Horn, and Bassoon in E-flat major, K. 452
HUMMEL Septet in C major for Piano, Flute, Violin, Clarinet, Cello, Trumpet, and Double Bass, “Military”, Op. 114
HUMMEL Septet in D minor for Piano, Flute, Oboe, French Horn, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass, Op. 74

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