Coriolan Overture - Beethoven
Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622 - Mozart
Mass in C - Beethoven
Ravil Atlas – Conductor/Chorus Director
Martin Riseley - Concertmaster
David McGregor - Clarinet
Anna Leese – Soprano
Kristin Darragh – Mezzo Soprano
Oliver Sewell – Tenor
Wade Kernot – Baritone
Born in 1770 in Bonn, German, Ludwig van Beethoven is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest composers of all time. His music was as radical as his political views and frequently shocked audiences with its innovative use of rhythm and harmony.
Performed by the CSO’s Principal Clarinet, David McGregor, Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto is considered to be one of his most sublime works. Composed during the final year of Mozart’s life this concerto conveys a reflective poignancy.
At the time of its first performance, Beethoven's Mass in C was not well received by audiences due to its revolutionary ideas. Today, it has become embraced by audiences globally and loved for its potent drama and vocal power.