Mozart Trio in E-flat major for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano, K. 498, “Kegelstatt”
Lobos Assobio A Játo (The Jet Whistle) for Flute and Cello
Mackey Micro-Concerto for Solo Percussion, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano
Schumann Quartet in E-flat major for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 47
Alessio Bax, Piano; Sean Lee, Violin; Matthew Lipman, Viola; Mihai Marica, Cello;Tara Helen O’Connor, Flute; Romie De Guise-Langlois, Clarinet; Ayano Kataoka,Percussion
Pre-concert Talk: Panel Discussion, 2:15pm
Talk will be begin at 2:15pm featuring:
Alessio Bax, Piano
Ayano Kataoka, Percussion
Tara Helen O’Connor, Flute
Romie de Guise-Langlois, Clarinet
Matthew Lipman, Viola
This program features timeless pieces ranging from Mozart’s day, when the clarinet was just becoming a solo instrument, to the late 20th century, when works such as this program’s effervescent Micro-concerto by Steve Mackey offer an astounding variety of percussion instruments.
- Mozart’s Trio in E-flat major was nicknamed the “Kegelstatt Trio” – Kegelstatt meaning a place where skittles are played (a bowling alley). The origins of the nickname are difficult to trace because no such heading appears on the score for the trio, leading people to believe that the publisher of the piece may have added the name in confusion. However, Mozart wrote in the manuscript for his 12 duos for French horns, composed just a week prior, “while playing skittles,” leading some to believed that his trio was also conceived while playing skittles.
- Although no other composer had written for this unusual combination of instruments before, Mozart still managed to increase the popularity of the clarinet, an instrument that was still fairly new during the late 1700’s, with the help of his trio, as well as his Clarinet Quintet and Concerto.
- Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 47 was composed during his “Chamber Music Year.” Prior to that year Schumann hadn’t completed a single chamber piece except for an early piano quartet. However, Schumann managed to write three string quartets and a piano quintet during his yearlong concentration on the genre in addition to the piano quartet.
Read more here:
- Mozart’s Kegelstatt: http://musicaloffering.org/kegelstatt/
- The Life And Music Of Robert Schumann: https://www.npr.org/2011/07/18/127038609/the-life-and-music-of-robert-schumann
- Martha Kingdon Ward. “Mozart and the Clarinet.” Music & Letters, vol. 28, no. 2, 1947, pp. 126–153. JSTOR, JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/855526.