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Mozart's Clarinet Concerto & Smetana's Má Vlast

Mozart's last days seem to be colored by the autumn sounds of the clarinet: the Clarinet Concerto, the Clarinet Quintet, and of course the Requiem with its sad basset horns.

Mozart's Clarinet Concerto & Smetana's Má Vlast

Dates
Sat 14 Sep14:15 - 16:35
Location
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Concertgebouwplein 10
1071 LN Amsterdam
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Mozart's autumn sounds

Mozart wrote his Clarinet Concerto 2 months before his death for his Freemason friend Anton Stadler (1753-1812). Stadler even had a special instrument with extra low tones built for it. Unfortunately, that has been lost, just like the manuscript of Mozart's concerto. After the composer's death, an adapted score was published for the standard clarinet in A.

Smetana's complete cycle

Bedřich Smetana is considered the father of Czech music, and owes his international reputation to one masterpiece: 'The Moldau', the 2nd part of Má Vlast (My Fatherland), a cycle of 6 symphonic poems. Má Vlast is actually nothing more than a 6-part symphony and as such can compete with the colossi of Mahler, who had great admiration for Smetana (and was also a born Czech). A brilliant composition by a profoundly deaf, sick man, and a work that is far too rarely performed in its complete form in the concert hall.

Mozart's Clarinet Concerto & Smetana's Má Vlast

Dates
Sat 14 Sep14:15 - 16:35
Location
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Concertgebouwplein 10
1071 LN Amsterdam
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