Thursday, 3/17/11

by musicclipoftheday

two takes

Mozart was a kind of idol to me—this rapturous singing . . . that’s always on the edge of sadness and melancholy and disappointment and heartbreak, but always ready for an outburst of the most delicious music.

Saul Bellow

Mozart, Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K. 581 (1789)
2nd Movement (Larghetto)

Bruce Nolan (clarinet) and the Sierra String Quartet

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Yona Ettlinger (clarinet) and the Tel Aviv Quartet

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