"Boundless. Overwhelming. Intrusive. Passionate. Virtuoso' Just a few words from audience and press, describing the Hexagon Ensemble. For over 25 years, the six musicians have combined inspiring friendship and successful musicality. In the Edesche Concert Hall they play the finest selection of pieces for piano and wind instruments.
With dot on top is Mozart's Quintet KV 452. Mozart did like a challenge. Where contemporaries preferred the combination of piano and wind instruments, Mozart created a hitherto unique work. This beautiful quintet for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn and piano was first performed by Mozart on 1 April 1784, of course with the composer at the keyboard. On April 10, he wrote about the premiere: "I had composed two concerts and another quintet, which received great applause: I consider it to be the best work I have written so far"
Poulencs mischievous Sextet
Another 'body piece' of the Hexagon Ensemble is Poulenc's 'Sextuor' for piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn. Like no other Poulenc was able to bring together the most different kinds of music in one piece. Jazz, ragtime, Ravel-like impressionism, Poulenc mixes everything up to his own characteristic style, with even a mischievous nod to Mozart's 'Quintet'.
The Hexagon Ensemble consists of
Wout van den Berg, flute
Bram Cancermeijer, oboeArno
Marieke Stordiau, bassoon
Christiaan Boers, horn
Frank Peters, piano
Francis Poulenc Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Albert Roussel Claude Debussy piano Bösendorfer Imperial 290 fluit hobo klarinet fagot hoorn blazers blaaskwintet sextet Frankrijk oktober