Nov 11, 2021, 10:30am EST
Program Notes & Works
Mozart wrote for the clarinet as early as 1771 when it was just beginning to be established as a normal part of the orchestra, but his real discovery of its character came about when he met the clarinetist Anton Stadler in Vienna in 1781.
Symphony No. 3, Scottish
"The chapel beside it has lost its roof and is overgrown with grass and ivy, and at that broken altar Mary was crowned Queen of Scotland. Everything there is ruined, decayed and open to the clear sky. I believe that I have found there today the beginning of my Scotch Symphony." — Felix Mendelssohn