Mozart: Stadler Quintet K. 581, Clarinet Concerto
ALTMANN SHIRAI SUZUKI LUDWIG CHAMBER PLAYERS MEMBERS OF THE SWR SYMPHONIE ORCHESTER
The clarinet player uses his instrument as billiard cue. This little provocation on the cover indicates what is going on. It's common knowledge that Mozart composed these pieces not long before his death. But for Dirk Altmann (and booklet author Katharina Eickhoff) they are not the creations of an angel on the way to heaven but were written in a very earthly environment a part of which was playing billiards with his friend and clarinet player Anton Stadler. What happens when the clarinet concerto is played exempt of romantic, nearly religious enhancement? We hear the inspirations of a joyful genius. Surely you want to know more...