Soundbites-Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts

Amberg Trio Clarinet, Cello, Piano

Event Information:

  • Date: Wednesday 19 June 24
  • Times: 11:45 - 13:45
Further Information…

Trio in E flat Major, K. 498, ‘Kegelstatt’ W. A. Mozart,Trio in G minor, Op. 45 Robert Kahn

Robert Kahn (1865-1951) was born into a well-to-do banking family in Mannheim. It was through his friend Joachim that he had a chance to get to know Brahms, who was so impressed with Kahn that he offered to give him composition lessons.

Kahn's Op.45 Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, like most of his chamber music, is marked by authentic melodic inspiration, excellent part writing and a brilliant use of instrumental colour and timbre.

This late romantic masterpiece was inspired by Richard Muhlfeld’s clarinet playing at the first performance of Brahms’ Clarinet Trio Op.115 in 1890. Kahn and Richard Mühlfeld eventually founded the ‘Meininger Trio’ together with cellist Robert Hausmann This work was composed for, and performed by them in 1905.

Soundbites, as its name suggests, combines a selection of soups, rolls, sandwiches, cakes and hot drinks available from 12:00 with a short (35-45 mins), unticketed, admission free concert at 1:00 pm.

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