Hexagon Ensemble - Mozart's Piano Quintet for wind instruments

Hexagon Ensemble - Mozart's Piano Quintet for wind instruments

Hexagon Ensemble

"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.


Mozart's masterpiece

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
Stoffelsma, clarinet

Marieke Stordiau, bassoon
Christiaan Boers, horn
Frank Peters, piano


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Saturday 28 October 2017, 20:00

Mozart did like a challenge. Where contemporaries preferred the combination of piano and wind instruments, Mozart created a hitherto unique work. Mozart performed the beautiful Quintet for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn and piano for the first time on 1 April 1784. It was not until the beginning of the twentieth century that greats such as Poulenc and Roussel ventured into this challenging combination of instruments. In addition to Mozart's Quintet, the Hexagon Ensemble plays the most beautiful pieces for piano and wind instruments from French music.

When and where

Begin time:
Saturday 28 October 2017, 20:00

The Edesche Concert Hall. Unheard of acoustics, intimate beauty, one of the most beautiful concert grand pianos in the Netherlands with the very best musicians. From one hour before the start of the concert you are welcome in the Edesche Concert Hall, for example for a cup of coffee in advance. Please note: during the performance we do not grant access to the concert hall The Edesche Concertzaal is unsubsidized and is made possible by Eskes Media / DagjeWeg.NL.

  • Many payment options online;
  • Stage Gift Card OK, also online;
  • Free coffee/drinks/breakfasts;
  • Free wardrobe;
  • Free luxury program magazine;
  • Free and paid parking in the vicinity;
  • ECLive! Listen to the concert again in high quality afterwards (at selected concerts);
  • Enjoy the Edesche Concert Hall Diner at the adjacent atmospheric restaurant Buitenzorg;
  • Subsidy free and independent. Sponsor: DagjeWeg.NL Tickets;
  • NPO Radio 4 broadcasts regularly from the Edesche Concertzaal. Listen again to e.g.

Edesche Concertzaal

Amsterdamseweg 9, Ede

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