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Colin Lawson Clarinet and The Revolutionary Drawing Room
Haydn String Quartet in G major Op.76 no.1 Mozart String Quartet in D minor K.421 Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A major K.581 Regularly in demand throughout Europe and North America, The Revolutionary Drawing Room perform repertoire of the late 18th and early 19th Centuries - the period of the great European Revolutions - using period instruments to help bring the audience closer to the moment in which these works were written and performed. Colin Lawson performs on the instrument for which the Clarinet Quintet was written, the basset clarinet in A, providing an opportunity to hear the extra low notes that Mozart originally composed for this piece. Haydn's first Op.76 quartet's outer movements are full of energy and musical interplay contrasted with an elegiac slow movement, and this work is partnered by Mozart's only mature quartet in the minor mode which gives it a special darkness and intensity. The concert finishes at approximately 9pm