Chamber Music Competition 2019

Photos from the final of the St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition 2019. The finalists were: The Brompton QuartetThe Bloomsbury QuartetPocket Sinfonia Also performing were the Amanzi Quartet, winners of the Audience Prize in the 2018 competition.

Mozart trolls his horn player

Here’s the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment playing Mozart’s Horn Concerto no 1 at Conway Hall in April. In the background they’re projecting Mozart’s handwritten copy of the score, complete with translations of the jokes he left for his horn playing friend Joseph Leutgeb. I love the fact we’re …