12 March. The Gonfalone ensemble and chamber orchestra play Beethoven's septet for wind and strings, first performed in 1802 and dedicated to Empress Maria Theresa of Austria. It has six movements and was scored for clarinet, horn, bassoon, violin, viola, cello and double bass. It was so popular at the time that Beethoven also arranged it for a trio. In the 20th century conductor Toscanini rearranged the string section so that it could be played by the full orchestra.
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A sua Maesta Maria Theresa
Oratorio del Gonfalone, Via del Gonfalone 32a
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