Part of the Exploring Mozart Weekend
Friday 1 - Sunday 3 March
Quartet for Oboe and Strings in F K370
Quintet for Piano and Wind in E flat K452
Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A K581
The Oboe Quartet opens in a joyful fashion, followed by a sorrowful aria-like central movement, perfectly suited to the lyrical, lamenting tone of the oboe, which in turn gives way to an exhilarating finale with an infectious melody and sparkling virtuosity.
Mozart’s Quintet for Piano and Wind is one of the most loved pieces in all of chamber music, and Mozart himself thought it was his best work to date. Another favourite in chamber music repertoire, the Clarinet Quintet has a sense of golden warmth tinged with sadness, but the piece concludes in the highest of spirits.
This concert will be recorded and broadcast as a BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert on a future date.
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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:
We are fortunate with Ensemble 360 to have wind players and I am looking forward to the solo clarinet in Mozart's Quintet which to me expresses a state of calm and peaceful resignation.
Francis Spufford said listening to the Mozart Clarinet Quintet made him believe in God. I would say listening to the Mozart Clarinet Quintet makes me trust in music and the human spirit.
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