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Jane Booth and John Irving perform Mozart and Danzi

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Jane Booth and John Irving (Ensemble DeNOTE) will return to Sunday at Six to give a recital of music by Mozart and Danzi on early clarinets and fortepiano. As with all Sunday at Six concerts, the performers will also guide the audience through the music and talk about their fascinating instruments.


JANE BOOTH is a specialist in the early clarinet and chalumeau. In addition to her work as Head of Historical Performance at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London, regular masterclasses and international adjudicating, she has pursued a busy international career, playing all over the world with many renowned ensembles including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Tafelmusik and The Academy of Ancient Music. Her repertoire is vast and extends from the works of Handel, Telemann and Vivaldi through to Wagner, Mahler and Debussy – all on historically appropriate instruments.

After some fifteen thrilling years as principal clarinet of the Orchestre des Champs-Elysees Jane turned her focus towards chamber music. She has performed in the UK, North America, Japan, Australia and Europe with Robert Levin, Ronald Brautigam, Eybler Quartet and Les Jacobins, and currently performs regularly with her Ensemble DeNOTE and Ensemble F2. Concerto performances include baroque concertos by Fasch, Telemann, Graupner, and Molter, Mozart’s Concerto for basset clarinet and Weber’s Concertos performed Europe-wide.


Recently described as ‘One of the foremost exponents of the period piano in the UK’, JOHN IRVING is an established performer on early keyboards (notably fortepiano, harpsichord and clavichord), specializing in music of the later 18thcentury. International Pianohas described his Beethoven playing as ‘Excellent…played with historical awareness and humour’. The Observerpraised his ‘outstanding’ performances of Mozart. John’s performances on fortepiano challenge traditional expectations of the piano repertoire of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, going beyond the notated texts into an improvisatory mode of creative engagement with the score that recaptures performance expectations in the 18thcentury. By turns virtuosic and extemporary, his performances are noted for their accessible engagement with audiences, offering fresh insights into this repertoire. John plays a 1988 Paul McNulty fortepiano: a copy of a 1795 Viennese original by Anton Walter. He has also performed and recorded on historical originals, including Rossini’s piano in Pesaro. His most recent solo CDs are Josef Haydn Piano Sonatas(Devine Music, 2015) and John Irving Plays Mozart on the Hass Clavichord(sfzmusic, 2013). His chamber music discs, Mozart Chamber Music Vols.1 & 2 (Devine Music), and Beethoven and the art of Arrangementwith Ensemble DeNOTE (Omnibus Classics, 2015) gained 4* and 5* reviews in The Observer, The Guardianand Early Music Review– the Mozart playing praised for its lyricism, inventive ornamentation and ‘gorgeously subtle colouring.’ Recent and forthcoming appearances include St.John’s, Smith Square; King’s Place; Milton Court, Barbican Centre; Greenwich International Early Music Festival; LSO St. Lukes; Brighton Early Music Festival; North York Moors Chamber Music Festival; St Cecilia’s Hall, Edinburgh; the Holywell Music Room, Oxford; Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin; Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano; ORPHEUS Instituut, Gent; Fondazione Cini, Venice; the Geelvinck Festival, Amsterdam and the Valletta International Baroque Festival.

John is Professor of Performance Practice at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London. He also teaches at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and is Professor of Fortepiano at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire of Music. Previously he was Professor of Music at Bristol University, Director of The Institute of Musical Research at London University, and Vice President of the Royal Musical Association.An internationally recognized Mozart scholar, he has published six books on Mozart, includingan international best-selling biography, The Treasures of Mozart(André Deutsch, 2010) and contributions to the internationally-acclaimed The Mozart Project(a digital book for iPad). In 2016 he was appointed Honorary President of University College London’s Chamber Concerts Society.



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