Evening Concert - Enchanted Moments

Dean Newcomb  clarinet
Thomas Marlin  cello
Michael Ierace  piano

Robert Muczynski  Fantasy Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano, Op. 26
Aaron Copland  Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Beethoven  12 Variations on ‘Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen’, Op. 66 for Cello and Piano
Brahms  Trio in A minor, Op. 114, for Clarinet, Cello and Piano

This delightful combination of instruments remains uncommon, but a friend of Brahms wrote that it is “as though the instruments were in love with each other.” Strongly influenced by Neoclassicism, Muczynski added his contribution to the repertoire in the late 60s. Copland personally transposed his violin sonata for the clarinet, whilst Beethoven’s twelve variations on a theme from The Magic Flute portray characters from Mozart’s famous opera.

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