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Britain’s leading clarinetist, Matthew Hunt, joins violinist Pekka Kuusisto and ACO Collective in Mozart & Brahms.

Brahms came out of retirement to write the Clarinet Quintet after hearing Richard Mühlfeld play. Brahms modelled his quintet on Mozart’s, to create a work that is clearly written from the heart.

Britain’s leading clarinetist, Matthew Hunt, joins violinist Pekka Kuusisto and ACO Collective as the soloist for Brahms’ soulful Clarinet Quintet.

Brahms came out of retirement to write the Clarinet Quintet after hearing Richard Mühlfeld play. Brahms modelled his quintet on Mozart’s, to create a work that is clearly written from the heart. The clarinet’s mellow and haunting sound suited Brahms’ musical temperament and it was perfect for expressing the autumnal mood of his later years.

Bartók too was writing from his soul. But rather than stripping it bare, his Divertimento was a diversion from the pervasive gloom of his surroundings.

Artists and program

Program
MOZART Divertimento in D major, K.136
BARTÓK Divertimento
BRAHMS (arr. strings) Clarinet Quintet in B minor

Artists
Pekka Kuusisto Director
Matthew Hunt Clarinet
ACO Collective

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reviews

“Kuusisto’s unfettered interpretative approaches see old repertoire treated with spontaneity and the new embraced with breezy enthusiasm.”
The Australian on Pekka Kuusisto

“The toe-tapping Finn shares much with ACO artistic director Richard Tognetti, radiating enthusiasm as he transitions seamlessly between solo and tutti roles.”
The Age on Pekka Kuusisto

“If you’re looking for the finest young string players in this country and, most probably, well beyond, this is where you’ll find them.”
Australian stage online on ACO collective

 

Patron advice

Recommended for 8 years+.
Duration is 90 minutes (including a 20 minute interval).

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