Two for One

28 Nov 2:00pm


Beginning with Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, then the amazing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto.  Presented by Gippsland’s own Community Symphony Orchestra under the direction of maestro David Williams.

A. Mozart
Clarinet Concerto in A majorK. 622, was written in October 1791 for the clarinettist Anton Stadler. It consists of three movements, in a fast–slow–fast succession typical of the classical era; Allegro, Adagio and Rondo. Originally written for Anton Stadler to play on the basset horn however Mozart was pursueded that the clarinet was a more effective instruement for the composition. There are several notes that go beyond the conventional range of the clarinet, perhaps hinting that Mozart actually intended it to be performed on the basset clarinet. This instrument had a low range down to low C extending the lower range beyond the E that standard clarinets do. The basset clarinet was a rare, custom-made instrument, so when the piece was published posthumously, a new version was arranged with the low notes transposed to regular range.

Felix Mendelssohn
Violin Concerto in E minorOp. 64, is his last large orchestral work. It holds an important place in the violin repertoire and is one of the most popular and most frequently performed violin concertos in history. Conceived in 1838, the work took another six years to complete and premiered in 1845. The work is one of the foremost violin concertos of the Romantic era and has had a significant influence on many composers. Although the concerto consists of three movements in a standard fast–slow–fast structure and each movement follows a traditional form, the concerto was innovative and included many novel features for its time. Distinctive aspects include the almost immediate entrance of the violin at the beginning of the work, and the through-composed form of the concerto as a whole, in which the three movements are melodically and harmonically connected and played attacca which means each movement immediately following the previous one without any pauses

The concerto remains popular to this day and has developed a reputation as an essential concerto for violinists to master.


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Show times
2:00pm, Sunday 28 November 2021
John Leslie Theatre 100 Foster Street Sale, 3850
Run time
1 hour and 15 minutes, no interval
Presented by
Gippsland Symphony Orchestra
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