I’ll be performing Mozart’s timeless concerto for clarinet next week with the Hull Camerata and @MusicHullUni and I’m working on my embellishments – refreshing my ideas, exploring some new twists and turns and asking…..just how long a cadenza might be in this piece. Working from the @BarenreiterUK edition which is looking lovingly worn these days, I’ve lost track of the drinks that have spilled on the front cover but at least the inside is intact! I’m reminded of the many possibilities this piece holds for clarinettists given that we don’t have a copy in Mozart’s hand and it’s interesting to listen to the solutions others have found (in recordings and in their editions) on regular clarinets and on instruments with a basset extension. Thanks to Daniel Bangham of @WWRReedsDirect for a wonderful boxwood instrument to play on and to @denotejohn for all the cups of tea.
Looking forward immensely to meeting the band. The concert also includes an example of a smaller scale concerto – the Piano Concerto K. 413 with string quartet. John Irving performs on his beautifully elegant McNulty fortepiano.
April 15th University of Hull, Lindsey Suite. Mozart Concertos (Clarinet Concerto, K.622 and Piano Concerto K. 413) with John Irving, Jane Booth and members of the Hull Camerata, 1.15pm. We’re really looking forward to it.
…and we’ll be working with students after the concert.