Mozart – Clarinet Concerto (Martin Fröst and Thomas Søndergård)

Swedish clarinetist Martin Fröst plays Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622. Danmarks Radio SymfoniOrkestret (Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra) conducted by Thomas Søndergård.

Mozart wrote this concerto shortly before his death, in 1791, for the clarinetist Anton Stadler, the Austrian clarinet and basset horn player (28 June 1753, Bruck an der Leitha – 15 June 1812, Vienna). The concerto was given its premiere by Stadler in Prague on October 16, 1791. Reception of his performance was generally positive. It consists of the usual three movements, in a fast–slow–fast form:

  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio @12:52
  3. Rondo: Allegro @19:32

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