DAVID GRIFFITHS WITH TIMOTHY YOUNG, SVETLANA BOGOSAVLJEVIC AND THE ASQ

SUNDAY 18 APRIL 11.00AM | 2.30PM


BRAHMS: THE COMPLETE WORKS FOR CLARINET

'A poet is a nightingale who sits in darkness and sings to cheers its own solitude with sweet sounds; his auditors are as men entranced by the melody of an unseen musician, who feel that they are moved and softened, yet know not whence or why.'

– Percy Bysshe Shelly (1792–1822)


By the age of fifty-seven, Brahms was all but done with composition. Fortunately, he shared a special bond with Richard Mühlfeld (his 'dear nightingale'), who managed to coax the composer out of his autumnal repose for one last swansong. These post-retirement years were remarkably fruitful: the Clarinet Trio and Quintet were composed in a single summer in 1891, and two additional sonatas for clarinet and piano followed in 1894. Mühlfeld had revealed the clarinet's true range of character, awakening new musical possibilities.

Melbourne-based clarinettist David Griffiths has been playing these twilight masterpieces for years. He joins pianist Timothy Young, cellist Svetlana Bogosavljevic and the Australian String Quartet to perform the complete cycle of works for clarinet, described by Jan Swafford as 'the only true love songs to an instrument Brahms ever wrote'.

Two Concert Pass includes both the 11.00am and 2.30pm concerts. Single tickets are also available. Please note: a separate booking is required for the Light Lunch.



PROGRAM

PART ONE | 11.00AM

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in F minor, Op. 120 No. 1

I. Allegro appassionato
II. Andante un poco adagio
III. Allegretto grazioso
IV. Vivace

David Griffiths | Clarinet
Timothy Young | Piano


Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 114

I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Andantino grazioso
IV. Allegro

David Griffiths | Clarinet
Svetlana Bogosavlejvic | Cello
Timothy Young | Piano

Duration Approximately one hour without interval
Note A light lunch will follow at 12.00pm (separate booking required)


PART TWO | 2.30PM

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E flat, Op. 120 No. 2

I. Allegro amabile
II. Allegro appassionato
III. Andante con moto – Allegro

David Griffiths | Clarinet
Timothy Young | Piano

Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op. 115

I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Andantino
IV. Con moto

David Griffiths | Clarinet
Dale Barltrop | Violin
Francesca Hiew | Violin
Stephen King | Viola
Michael Dahlenburg | Cello

Duration Approximately one hour without interval


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Refreshments

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DAVID GRIFFITHS WITH TIMOTHY YOUNG, SVETLANA BOGOSAVLJEVIC AND THE ASQ – Two-Concert Pass
11AM on 18 Apr 2021
DAVID GRIFFITHS WITH TIMOTHY YOUNG, SVETLANA BOGOSAVLJEVIC AND THE ASQ – Part One
11AM on 18 Apr 2021
DAVID GRIFFITHS WITH TIMOTHY YOUNG, SVETLANA BOGOSAVLJEVIC AND THE ASQ – Light Lunch
12:30PM on 18 Apr 2021
DAVID GRIFFITHS WITH TIMOTHY YOUNG, SVETLANA BOGOSAVLJEVIC AND THE ASQ – Part Two
2:30PM on 18 Apr 2021
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