Michael Collins & Friends


BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Fri 13 Apr 2018 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's, London

REINECKE Introduction and Allegro appassionato
STANFORD Clarinet Sonata
BRAHMS Clarinet Sonata in F minor

Michael Collins clarinet
Michael McHale piano

Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions)
NB Unallocated seating

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Part of the BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts multibuy - click here for more information on multibuys

Part of the 2017/18 season

Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change.

British clarinettist Michael Collins brings his four-concert residence to a close with works by Reinecke, Stanford and Brahms.

Reinecke’s Introduction and Allegro appassionato shows a masterful blending of two instruments. Neither one can be heard to dominate, as they work together towards a dramatic conclusion.

Sir Charles Villiers Stanford spent most of his career in England, but his Irish roots show through in works such as the ‘Irish’ symphony, or this Clarinet Sonata, whose middle movement takes the Gaelic word ‘Caoine’ as its title, meaning lament.

Brahms’ own Clarinet Sonata – the first in F minor – was the work which brought him out of an early retirement, inspired as he was to write for the virtuosic clarinet player Richard Mühlfeld. The instrument dominates this sonata, and shows its full range, across four movements of dramatic late-Romantic music.


Recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 22 May 2018

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