Forever Yours (cancelled, radio broadcast)
Music by Mozart and J. C. Bach
Mozart – J. C. Bach
Lorenzo Coppola, clarinet and leader
Finnish Baroque Orchestra
Yle Radio 1 will record the concert on the original concert day, April 25. The concert will be broadcast on May 1 at 8 pm. Thereafter, the concert is available at Yle Areena for 30 days. The programme (in Finnish) can be found here.
Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A major was written in October 1791 for the clarinettist Anton Stadler, whose playing was much admired by his contemporaries. Johann Friedrich Schink writes in his Litterarische Fragmente on Stadler:
“Never should I have thought that a clarinet could be capable of imitating the human voice as it was imitated by you. Indeed, your instrument has such a soft and lovely a tone that no one can resist it – –.“
The clarinet was a rather new invention and due to various technical improvements made in the 18th century, the instrument with the sweet and mellow tone became a standard member of the orchestra around the time of Mozart. As a result of his musical friendship with Stadler, he wrote numerous chamber pieces for the clarinet.
The dramatic Symphony in G minor by Johann Christian Bach bears similarities with Mozart’s Sturm und Drang -inspired orchestral works. The young prodigy met “the London Bach” on one of his concert tours, and despite an age gap of 20 years, the two composers became close friends. Mozart wrote later of Bach, “I love him with all my heart, and I have the highest regard for him”.
Duration: 1 h 15 min