AMPAG, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Australian Brandenburg Orchestra:Mozart's Clarinet

Mozart's Clarinet

May 2020

Wed 06 

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

City Recital Hall


April 2020

Thu 30 

Elisabeth Murdoch Hall

Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, AU,


Mozart’s bright and achingly beautiful basset clarinet concerto performed on the rare and richly voiced instrument of the period.

Program Highlights
MOZART Concerto for oboe in C major, K 314
W.F. BACHAdagio e Fuga, F 65
MOZART Concerto for basset clarinet in A major, K 622

Concert duration approximately 100 minutes, including one interval. Please note concert duration is approximate only and subject to change.

Emma Black (Austria) Baroque oboe
Craig Hill (Australia) basset clarinet
Paul Dyer Conductor, harpischord
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

Mozart enthusiastically embraced the clarinet and wrote the first major concerto for the then rarely utilised wind instrument. The Concerto in A Major for Basset Clarinet was the great composer’s final instrumental work which he completed less than two months before his early death at age thirty-five.

The yearning Adagio is familiar to many from its haunting use in many well-known film scores such asOut of Africa. Rarely though is the concerto performed in concert on basset clarinet, the instrument which Mozart chose in his enduring adaptation of an earlier composition for basset horn.

Hear leading Australian period clarinetist Craig Hill deliver this beguiling work in a program also featuring Emma Black, who returns to our stage to perform Mozart’s Concerto for Oboe in C major.