Masterworks come in all shapes and sizes: they have been composed for a variety of combinations of instruments in all eras, including our own. This program features timeless pieces ranging from Mozart’s day, when the clarinet was just becoming a solo instrument, to the late 20th century, when works such as this program’s effervescent Micro-concerto by Steve Mackey offer an astounding variety of percussion instruments. Each inhabiting a distinct sound world, this program’s four works reveal an endless landscape of musical possibilities.
- Mozart Trio in E-flat major for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano, K. 498, “Kegelstatt” (1786)
- Villa-Lobos Assobio A Játo (The Jet Whistle) for Flute and Cello (1950)
- Mackey Micro-Concerto for Solo Percussion, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano (1999)
- Schumann Quartet in E-flat major for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 47 (1842)