One of the great woodwind players of our time, Christoffer Sundqvist – principal clarinet of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra – directs the ANAM cohort in works that represent high water marks in the early history of the clarinet.
The instrument was still fairly new when Mozart composed this Quintet, inspired by the playing of his friend Anton Stadler. He must have been a player of a profound expressive range and exceptional technical skill, for the clarinet part in this work requires tenderness as well as virtuosity. It’s also Mozart’s sublime melodic gift, and his seamless blending of soloist and strings, which make this work a timeless masterpiece.
If the name Crusell means little to you, prepare to be amazed by a Concerto that has the grace of Mozart and the expressive power of Beethoven. This remarkable Finnish composer was also one of the leading clarinettists of his day, and this concerto demonstrates a phenomenal understanding of the instrument’s capabilities.
Single Tickets will be on sale from 8 December.
Bernhard CRUSELL Clarinet Concerto no. 2 in F minor, pp. 5 ‘Grand’
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART Clarinet Quintet in A major, K.581
Christoffer Sundqvist director/clarinet
Presented by ANAM and Melbourne Recital Centre
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