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PCM 03: Strauss and Mozart

Live from Cadogan Hall, London, clarinettist Michael Collins directs his ensemble London Winds. Mozart: Serenade in C minor, K388. Strauss: Suite in B flat for 13 wind instruments.

Live from Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Clarinettist Michael Collins and his ensemble London Winds pair Strauss's youthful work with Mozart's Serenade in C minor.

Mozart: Serenade in C minor, K388
R Strauss: Suite in B flat major for 13 wind instruments

London Winds
Michael Collins (clarinet / director)

Richard Strauss was just 20 when he composed his Suite - and steeped in the conservative musical traditions of his horn-player father, who revered Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven above all. It's a legacy present here in the young Strauss's music, but developed and transformed into something altogether more rich and strange.
Clarinettist Michael Collins and his ensemble London Winds set Strauss and his favourite composer, Mozart, side by side, presenting their very different takes on the 18th-century 'Harmonie' ensemble of wind instruments, and revealing the early seeds of Strauss's signature lyricism that would eventually flower in Der Rosenkavalier.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Serenade in C minor, K.388

    Director: Michael Collins. Ensemble: London Winds.
  • Richard Strauss

    Suite in B flat major for 13 wind instruments

    Director: Michael Collins. Ensemble: London Winds.

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