Sunday 30 September 2012 11:30AM

Richard Hosford clarinet; Roger Tapping viola; Simon Crawford-Phillips piano

Mozart, Hersant, Reinecke and Bruch


  • Richard Hosford clarinet
  • Roger Tapping viola
  • Simon Crawford-Phillips piano

Technical innovations and receptive composers gave the infant clarinet a head start following its invention in the early 18th century. The instrument’s future was secured after Mozart fell in love with its warm tone. The composer chose his favourite keyboard, string and wind instruments for his Trio in Eb major and supposedly coined its nickname – ‘Kegelstatt’ roughly translated as ‘bowling alley’ – after writing the work during a game of skittles!

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
        • Trio in E flat major K498 'Kegelstatt'
  • Philippe Hersant (b.1948)
        • Six Bagatelles
  • Carl Reinecke (1824-1910)
        • Trio in A Op. 264
  • Max Bruch (1838-1920)
        • 8 Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano Op. 83

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