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Glasgow Cathedral Festival 2022

Glasgow Cathedral , Castle Street, Glasgow, G4 0QZ, Scotland

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Join us for a fresh and eye-opening programme of works for strings and clarinet at this exciting and innovative festival.

Our programme for Glasgow Cathedral Festival 2022 offers renewed perspectives on the work of two much-loved compositional giants: Mozart and Bernstein. The rarely heard Adagio for Basset Horn and Strings showcases Mozart’s trademark elegance—written shortly before Così fan tutte, this beautifully simple work exists only in an enigmatic manuscript fragment and – like Bernstein’s witty and charming Variations on an Octatonic Scale – is virtually unknown. Complementing these hidden gems, the dark beauty of Penderecki’s lyrical clarinet quartet forms the cornerstone of this performance, offset with beguiling contemporary music by Helen Grime and David Fennessy. An eclectic and thought-provoking evening of exceptional music-making, not to be missed.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Adagio for basset horn and string trio, K580a (arr. Lewicki)
David Fennessy Changeless and the changed
Leonard Bernstein Variations on an Octatonic Scale
Helen Grime To see the summer sky
Krzysztof Penderecki Quartet for clarinet, violin, viola and violoncello

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