MOZART Trio in E-flat major
BRAHMS Clarinet Sonata in E-flat major
Michael Collins clarinet
Lawrence Power viola
Michael McHale piano
Beginning his four-concert residency at LSO St Luke’s, Michael Collins presents three works for clarinet by Mozart, Schumann and Brahms.
Mozart’s Trio was the first piece written for the combination of clarinet, viola and piano. And its nickname – ‘Kegelstatt’, meaning bowling alley – betrays the lively spirit at play between the instruments.
Schumann’s Märchenerzählungen (fairy tales) emerged almost 70 years later, when the strict Classical forms of Mozart had given way to something altogether more expressive and free. Though we do not know which fairy tales Schumann had in mind when writing this piece, the varied characters of each movement have a gripping story to tell.
He ends with Brahms, and the second clarinet sonata from Op 120, which coaxed the composer out of an early retirement in order to celebrate the lyrical possibilities and brilliant tone of this instrument.
Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions)
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On sale online from 10am Friday 3 February 2017
Part of the 2017/18 Season
Recorded for future broadcast by BBC Radio 3