​Wednesday 12 April 2023, 20:15
The Hague: Paleiskerk

Francis Poulenc: A Portrait

Poulenc cleans his ears with Mozart

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Tickets:  € 10 – € 20

Hexagon Ensemble
Arno van Houtert clarinet
Bram Kreeftmeijer oboe
Christiaan Boers french horn
Marieke Stordiau bassoon
Wout van den Berg flute
Frank Peters piano


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Quintet for Winds and Piano

Francis Poulenc

Sonata for flute and piano
Trio for Winds
Sextet for piano and five wind instruments 

​A spectacular sextet 

​Francis Poulenc rebelled against Wagner. If he was forced to listen to an opera by the late-Romantic German composer, he wanted to wash his ears with Mozart, whom he considered his favourite composer. The Hexagon Ensemble plays Mozart’s Quintet for Wind Instruments and Piano. A composition considered a highlight of Mozart’s oeuvre, but rarely heard due to its unusual instrumentation. The musicians combine this masterpiece with a generous selection of Poulenc’s works for wind instruments, including his spectacular Sextet