Andrea Tarrodi: Madárdal (Quartet No. 2)
Tiberiu Olah: Sonata for Clarinet Solo
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A, K.581
Here’s a fresh and zesty start to Sunday: Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet makes a superb finale to follow some delightful music by a Swedish-Hungarian and Romanian-Hungarian. Tarrodi’s Madárdal (Hungarian for ‘birdsong’) draws on folk music from both her ‘native’ countries in a sparkling and dancelike quartet. You can hear it HERE. Julian Bliss has chosen to complement it with Olah’s short but spectacular Sonata for Clarinet Solo (LISTEN HERE)which takes inspiration from the exquisite sculpture of his fellow-Romanian Constantin Brâncuși, and is a proper tour-de-force for a musician as communicative and virtuosic as Bliss.