Part of the Exploring Mozart Weekend
Friday 1 - Sunday 3 March
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G K301
Duo for Violin and Viola in B flat K424
Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano in E flat K498 Kegelstatt
Mozart’s Duos are among the least known but most charming of his chamber music. This Duo in B flat is an elegantly virtuosic piece, with the violin and viola in perfect partnership.
It is thought that the Kegelstatt Trio is so nicknamed because it was composed during a game of skittles (“Kegelstatt” meaning “skittle alley”). Mozart wrote it for his friend Anton Stadler, who also inspired his clarinet quintet and concerto, and pianist Franziska von Jacquin, as well as himself. In this warm and personal piece, full of wonderful interplay, there is a great sense of music-loving friends playing together.
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We asked the Friends of Music in the Round to comment on the pieces in the Spring Series that they were most looking forward to hearing. Here are some of their comments about this concert:
I just love the way that Matt and Tim play together and this is such a joyous work. A wonderful introduction to chamber-music for anyone new to the form.
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