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Australian Classical and Romantic Orchestra: Mozart Clarinet Quintet, Schubert & Hummel Viennese Vogue

March 7, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Witness a musical revolution! In the late 1700s, Vienna was seized by enthusiasm for the clarinet. Mozart fell in love with the sound of this fashionable new instrument, considering it the closest to the human voice, especially in the hands of the brilliant virtuoso Anton Stadler. He was moved by Stadler and clarinet builder Theodor Lotz’ latest invention, the basset clarinet, to compose his Clarinet Quintet, with its perfect proportions and melodic invention making it one of his best-loved pieces to this day.

Mozart’s repertoire for the clarinet put it on the map as a solo instrument, and inspired his former student and protégé Johann Nepomuk Hummel, a celebrated musician and composer in his own right. Hummel’s Clarinet Quartet is a beautifully balanced work of chamber music, and highlights his importance as a bridge between the Classical and Romantic eras.

We will also hear from Hummel’s friend and colleague Franz Schubert, and his unfinished String Trio D.471. Written at the start of one of the happiest and most creatively productive periods of his life, you can hear Schubert’s brilliance unfolding before your eyes in this lyrical gem.

Members of Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra

Nicole van Bruggen | Basset Clarinet & Clarinet
Peter Clark | Violin*
Julia Russoniello | Violin
Simon Oswell | Viola
Daniel Yeadon | Cello


Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Clarinet Quartet in E flat major, S.78

Franz Schubert: String Trio in B flat major, D.471

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major, K.581


Tuesday 7 March | 7.00pm – The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts, 48 Exhibition Walk, Monash University

TICKETS: $29 -$95tr


March 7, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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David Li Sound Gallery
The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts 48 Exhibition Walk, Monash University
Melbourne, Australia
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