Clarinettist Martin Fröst, the Concertgebouw Orchestra’s artist in residence during the 2022–23 season, is teaming up with orchestral musicians to perform masterpieces by Mozart and Coleridge-Taylor.
Dolce pianissimo (Dutch premiere)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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About this concert
The versatile clarinet phenomenon Martin Fröst is the Concertgebouw Orchestra’s artist in residence this season. This Close-up concert sees Fröst performing two classical masterpieces together with string players from the Concertgebouw Orchestra. Mozart’s love of the clarinet and its close relative the basset horn is expressed in the beautifully lyrical Clarinet Quintet. Over a century later, British composer Coleridge-Taylor composed a clarinet quintet to refute a colleague's claim that no one could match Brahms' Clarinet Quintet. Even though it is widely recognised as one of his most accomplished pieces, Coleridge-Taylor’s Clarinet Quintet is too rarely performed. Time to set the record straight!
Musicians of the Concertgebouw Orchestra perform their own programmes in the Recital Hall as part of the Close-up chamber music series. Each of these concerts is unique and performed only once as part of the series. It’s the very best way to experience the individual qualities of the orchestral musicians! These intimate concerts are organised by the Friends of the Concertgebouw and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.