Stapleford Granary

Event description

Mozart & Weber Clarinet Quintets

Friday 24 April | 19.15 | £45 includes wine and  finger buffet 

Clarinet maker Daniel Bangham of Cambridge Woodwind Makers invites you to an intimate concert, performed by principal musicians of the Academy of Ancient Music, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and English Baroque Soloists in the newly formed group “The Instruments of Time & Truth”. Inspired by the name of a 1737 Handel oratorio, Instruments of Time and Truth is a new period instrument ensemble, which presents world-class performances of baroque and classical music.

There will be an informative discussion from Tony and Daniel looking at the relationship of instrument making and performance. 

Mozart Quintet in A, K581, for basset clarinet and string quartet 

Haydn String quartet in D, Op 64, ‘The Lark’

Weber Quintet in Bb, Op 34, for clarinet and string quartet 


Artist biog

Antony Pay clarinet and basset clarinet

Caroline Balding & Jean Paterson violins

Rachel Byrt viola

Gabriel Amherst cello 

Tony Pay has been principal clarinet of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Sinfonietta and the Academy of Saint-Martin-in-the-Fields. He is currently principal clarinet of the Academy of Ancient Music and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, with which period groups he has performed and recorded the Mozart, Weber and Crusell clarinet concertos on instruments specially reconstructed for him by Daniel Bangham. He has also recorded most of the chamber repertoire for the clarinet, including the two clarinet quintets in tonight’s performance, also on Daniel Bangham’s instruments. 

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