Towards the lost
Brass Quintet Raiku:
Zoltán Kövér and Miikka Saarinen, cornet
Tommi Hyytinen, French horn
Antti Hirvonen, trombone
Nicolas Indermühle, ophicleide
During its debut concert, the brass quintet Raiku – three out of five of the players being FiBO members – takes a leap towards the lost. The original instruments from the 19th century, with the ophicleide as the bass instrument and a rarity filled program built around Jean-François Victor Bellon's quintets, give a magnificent chance to get acquainted with the brass instruments and music of the romantic era.
The development of the brass instruments was fast when the valve mechanism and the flap mechanism for the ophicleide were invented. Before the valves were invented, brass instruments could only play one single natural set of tones and when the key changed one needed to also change the instrument or its parts. Thanks to the new inventions, chromatics, change of key and richer harmonies opened up for brass players as well!
The instruments used in this concert have been chosen based on a French brass quintet from the second half of the 19th century. The programme derives from the Western Europe.
Duration: 70 min (no intermission)