Tuesday 4 October 2022 | 7:30 pm

Eastgate Theatre, Peebles

Mozart’s ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik’ Unwrapped

We all know ‘Eine kleine Nachtmusik’, right? Well, maybe not…

Undoubtedly one of the most popular works in the entire classical repertoire, the piece presents a surprising number of unanswered questions. We don’t know why Mozart wrote it, nor for whom it was composed. There is no record of any performance in Mozart’s lifetime. It was written not for string orchestra (as we usually hear it today) but for five solo strings. Oh, and it originally had five movements, not four.

Musicologist Bruce Fox-Lefriche has gone back to Mozart’s original manuscript and thematic catalogue, and other contemporary sources, to reconstruct the ‘missing’ movement and to understand how 18th century performance practice would differ from today’s.

In this illustrated lecture, Bruce will reveal how Mozart’s miniature masterpiece evolved and morphed into its now-familiar form. This will be followed by a complete performance of the five-movement work as you’ve never heard it before!



Season Tickets

  • All 8 concerts for £90

Single Tickets

  • Adult full price £17
  • Adult discounted * £8
  • Under 26s FREE

*available to members of Biggar Music or Moffat Music Society or to adults accompanying a child under 12

Buy Tickets

Tickets may be purchased from: Box Office, Eastgate Theatre, Eastgate, Peebles, EH45 8AD (Telephone 01721 725777), or online using the button above.


Music in Peebles is most grateful to The Hugh Fraser Foundation for the generous funding provided in support of our 2022/2023 season of concerts.

This concert is subsidised by Chamber Music Scotland
through funding provided by Creative Scotland.