Topic: Well-known Clarinetist on Wednesday's Performance Today
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It's not about oboe, but still you might want to hear this one.
Clarinetist Franklin Cohen with the Cleveland Orchestra and conductor Alan Gilbert
Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Mozart loved the clarinet, saying that it produced the closest sound to the human voice that any instrument could offer. So he applied its voice to a whopper of a clarinet concerto, one that's demanding but, ultimately, very rewarding. We'll hear Cohen talk about it, then perform in Cleveland with one of America's great orchestras.
The Berlin Philharmonic with conductor Sir Simon Rattle
"Sinfonietta," Op. 60
One of the world's great orchestras performs in a beautiful hall, the freshly renovated Salle Pleyel in Paris, led by their music director, the "Lightning Conductor of Liverpool." Listen to their high-octane version of Janacek's "Sinfonietta."