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Angélica Meza is an Argentinian clarinet player based in The Hague. Under the tutelage of Eric Hoeprich, she completed a Master in Historical Performance - Historical Clarinet and Basset horn at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague in 2020. She has performed on the historical clarinets, as part of opera and orchestral projects in Buenos Aires, Chile, and Brazil. Since 2017, she has been invited to perform in Belgium, Alger, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Brazil, and Argentina, in chamber music concerts with basset horn trios in Vienna, wind ensembles, fortepiano, and strings in South America and Europe. She founded Westeinde Winds - Early Music Ensemble in 2021 in which she has participated at the Bloomington Early Music Festival BLEMF22, Indiana, USA.
Angélica is also a founding member of Seisenburg Trio, a historical basset horn ensemble based in Vienna. With this group, she has participated at the MaiMusic2022 Early Music Festival, organized by MDW - the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna
As a teacher and performer, she was invited to a summer academy course in January 2022 at Femusc - Early Music Festival in Santa Catarina, Brazil, 17º Edition.

Angelica Meza 

Historical Clarinets


W.A.Mozart, Die Zauberflöte, Marsch der PriesterSeisenburg Trio
00:00 / 02:24

W. A. Mozart - TRIO I - Menuetto

Serenade in B-flat K 361

Clarinet 1

Clarinet 2

Basset Horn 1

Basset Horn 2

Multitrack Project in Pandemic

W. A. Mozart, Die Zauberflöte, Marsch der Priester

Seisenburg Trio:

Simon Pibal, Basset horn I

Angélica Meza, Basset horn II

Franziska Hoffmann, Basset horn III

Recorded at the Univesity of Music and Performing Arts, in Vienna, May 2022

W. A. Mozart (1756 - 1791)

From 12 Duos for 2 horns (or 2 basset horns, "Kegelduette") K. 487 (K. 496a)

Duo Nº 10 in C major - Andante


Duets 1, 3 and 6 was autographed by the composer on July 27, 1786, Vienna

In 1802 was published in Vienna for the Bureau d'Arts et d'Industrie


Angélica Meza, Historical Basset horn in F (Argentina)

Mônica Lucas, Historical Basset horn in F (Brazil)

Recorded in April 2022, In Buenos Aires, Argentina

W. A. Mozart - Basset horn obbligato in Aria Nº 23 "Non più di Fiori" from La Clemenza di Tito

Angélica Meza, Historical Basset horn
Heelen Bongenaar, soprano
Anders Muskens, Fortepiano

This opera seria in two acts was composed for the coronation of Leopold II of Austria as a King of Bohemia, and premiered at the National Theater in Prague on September 6 in 1971.
Vitelia’s Aria was written to play the basset horn as an obbligato part, singer and strings. Many virtuoso basset horn players at the beginning of the 19c performed this aria in concert format with a singer, basset horn, and fortepiano.
Anton Stadler clarinetist and basset horn player performed it in the première in 1791 playing clarinet, basset clarinet, and basset horn obbligato.

Beethoven / Friedlowsky, Basset horn Sonata op. 17 - Allegro Moderato


Angélica Meza, Historical Basset horn
Anders Muskens, Fortepiano

After Josef Bähr died in 1819, Beethoven turned to Joseph Friedlowsky for collaboration with the technicalities of the clarinet parts in his compositions. The horn sonata was written in 1800 for the virtuoso horn player Giovanni Punto and the first performance was with Punto with Beethoven on the piano on April 18. 

Friedlowsky was the first clarinetist at the Theater in Vienna and became a popular soloist. He also played basset horn. Ludwig and Joseph were close friends.
The arrangement of this piece for basset horn was written by Friedloswky after the première, based on Beethoven’s cello version (by H. R. Stalder)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)

 Trio in B-flat major Op 11, Allegro con brio

Angélica Meza, historical clarinet

Hermann Schreiner, baroque cello
Blake Proehl, fortepiano

The fortepiano Trio in B-flat major, Op.11 was composed by Ludwig van Beethoven in 1797, dedicated to Maria Wilhelmine von Thun.
Our performance with historical instruments took place in Studio 3 Auditorium at The Royal Conservatory of Den Haag in 2019 during a public Lunch Concert





NOVEMBER 20, 18:00

Louis Spohr:  The Last Things, Oratorio

Soloists, Freiburger Kantorei, and the Breisgau Philharmonie

Conductor: Jens-Martin Ludwig

🇩🇪 Ludwig Church, Starkenstraße 8, 79104 Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

More info: here

NOVEMBER 15, 19:00
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem

Vocal Ensemble VOS and the Lund Cathedral Boys' Choir and soloists Elin Eriksson, Mathilda Bryngelsson, Martin Hultkvist and Staffan Liljas. Conductor: Robert Bennesh

🇸🇪 Lund’s Cathedral, Sweden

More info about this event: Here


NOVEMBER 6, 17:00

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem
Solo Cantatas by Christoph Bernhard and Dietrich Buxtehude
Bremen Baroque Orchestra

🇩🇪 Bremerhaven, Germany

Tickets Info: Here


Past Concerts







The basset horn is part of the clarinet family and its history begins in the late 18th century. It had at least seventy years lasting period of popularity in Germany and Austria but also in Bohemian countries, and England among other countries. Around 1850 to 1855 the basset horn began to disappear. This is the time period in the history of the basset horn this thesis explores. After an introduction, the beginning chapter will concentrate on different treatises or instructions written for this instrument like Albrechtsberger, Koch, Fröhlich or Mahon, bein compared to the main one, Backofen ’s Klarinett-Anweisung. Next, historical basset horn makers in Austria and other German-speaking countries will be listed and discussed. The fourth chapter deals with famous basset horn players of this era and tries to line up as many details known about them as possible. Also, the phenomenon of the basset clarinet as another additional low single-reed instrument will be investigated. A special focus lies in the following chapter: Mozart’s contribution to the repertoire of the basset horn. This complete list of his works highlights the role of the basset horn and also Mozart’s relationship with the famous player Anton Stadler. A detailed look on his Concerto in G (KV 621b) follows. At last but not least, a general overview of works including the basset horn will be presented. The thesis will finish with a conclusion to show what role the basset horn players had in the music world between 1770-1850 in Austria and other German-speaking countries.





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Angélica Meza | Historical Clarinet

Den Haag, The Netherlands

Phone: +31 6 17428859

E-mail: oudeklarinet@gmail.com

KVK 73240818 - VAT  NL 002 499 442 B74 

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