Copied to clipboard

Mozart and the Clarinet 2024-2025

Explore 18th-century Romanticism through the innovative works of Mozart and Beethoven, dedicated to Anton Stadler and imbued with brotherly tenderness and enchantment.

Season Presenting Partner

The clarinet came of age in the 18th century thanks to Mozart and the works he wrote for his friend and fellow Freemason, the clarinetist Anton Stadler. These include the Trio, K. 498 and the Quintet, K. 581, both remarkable for their innovative instrumentation and the infinite tenderness they convey. As for Beethoven’s Variations, they are based on Papageno’s famous aria in Mozart’s The Magic Flute.


Todd Cope, clarinet


Andrew Wan, violin

Alexander Read,violin

Victor Fournelle-Blain, viola

Brian Manker, cello

Meagan Milatz, piano


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,Trio for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano in E-flat major, “Kegelstatt,” K. 498 (20 min)

Ludwig van Beethoven, 12 Variations on “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen” by Mozart, op. 66 (9 min)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581 (32 min)

Total duration65minutes