Evening Masterworks: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in A K 581 for December 7, 2023
Evening Masterworks: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in A K 581
No one is sure why Mozart was tasked to compose his Clarinet Quintet in A, though it was first premiered at the end of 1789 at a benefit concert for musicians’ widows and orphans. Interestingly enough, the movements of the quintet were also premiered separately among other works – common for the time, but totally unorthodox today. It’s our Evening Masterwork tonight at 7: Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A, on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9.