In 1842 Alexandre Debain, of Paris, patented the name “Harmonium” for a keyboard instrument with the tonal qualities of a pipe organ and the expressive control of a string instrument. Its expressive sound and dynamic range ensured its use by Liszt, Saint-Saëns, Elgar, Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Mahler, Schoenberg and The Beatles! Come and explore the history and repertoire of this fascinating, forgotten instrument.
5:00pm Saturday, August 14 2010
£8 Unreserved Seating