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Clarinet Quintets

Vermeer Chamber Concerts

Clarinet Quintets

The clarinet quintets by Mozart and Brahms have become two of the most celebrated chamber works of all time. The Bloomsbury Players and esteemed clarinettist Katherine Spencer perform these works on period instruments, exploring the different possibilities in texture, sound and phrasing, and bringing a fresh approach to these glorious classics. They complete this programme with two arrangements by Bill Thorp of poetic songs by Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms.

Clara Schumann, arr. Bill Thorp - Ich stand in dunklen Träumen, op.13 no.1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Clarinet Quintet in A, K.581
— Interval —
Johannes Brahms - Clarinet Quintet in b minor, op.115
Johannes Brahms, arr. Bill Thorp - Wie Melodien zieht es mir, op.105 no.1

The Bloomsbury Players:
Katherine Spencer - clarinet
Sijie Chen - violin
Will McGahon - violin
John Crockatt - viola
Orlando Jopling - ‘cello


Foundling Museum, London
Brunswick Square, London, WC1N 1AZ, United Kingdom

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