Mozart illustrated the score for the Rondo from his Horn Concerto No.1 with a series of insults and jokes aimed at his horn player friend, Joseph Leutgeb.
Read the naughty notes as we perform the concerto with our Principal Horn Roger Montgomery, filmed at The Night Shift earlier this month.Read More
Violinist Matt Truscott is a familiar face at Night Shift events and has, together with the other members of the quartet, put together the sets for the upcoming tour. We asked him about the music featured:
“It has long been an ambition of ours to present a Beethoven quartet at a pub Night Shift.Read More
The audience at our Night Shift event at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on 25 October gave us their verdict on what they thought of the night…Read More
Unlike Mozart who was born into music, George Frideric Handel was born into a family that weren’t fussed about it at all. His father, a barber surgeon who wanted him to study law, forbade him from playing music. Unperturbed, Handel snuck a clavichord (a sort of early keyboard) upstairs to the top room in the house and would play it up there whenever his family were asleep.Read More
The OAE’s Principal Horn player Roger Montgomery will be playing a bit of Mozart at the Queen Elizabeth Hall at our Night Shift this Thursday. We put him up against the clock with our Speed Interview…Read More
Horn soloist for this Thursday’s Night Shift at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, OAE’s Roger Montgomery chats about his natural horn and Mozart’s ‘hunting-style’ Horn Concerto No.4.Read More
Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria, on 27 January 1756 and christened under the name Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart (bit unoriginal). His dad was called Leopold Mozart and taught his children to play harpsichord, organ and violin.
At 5, Mozart wrote his first composition and two years later, the Mozart children went on their first concert tour, a bit like the Jackson 5.
With our Dubussy remix contest nearing it’s deadline, we put together a list of some of the most famous acts to have used classical music in their songs… there’s a bit of Professor Green in there, a bit of Oasis, a bit of Mika…Read More
The audience at our Night Shift event at the Old Queens Head on 25 September tell us what they made of the night.Read More