Concert 7 - Wednesday 12 April 2017 at 8pm PDF Print E-mail

ROBERT PLANE  clarinet



Mozart   Clarinet Quintet in A major, K581     

"An exceptional ensemble...a unanimous

sense of musical breath and a meticulous

attention to detail." MUSICAL OPINION   

Bowen  Phantasy Quintet for bass clarinet,  Op.93           
Haydn    String Quartet Op.76, No.2 (slight programme change)      

"Robert Plane is an eloquent and impassioned clarinettist. The playing is full-blooded and committed..."




A Quartet for the new millennium, the Sacconi has a reputation for reaching out to audiences with infectious energy and enthusiasm. Their style, commitment and fresh imaginative approach has gained them an international following and a busy schedule. For Ilkley the quartet is joined by clarinettist Robert Plane. Since winning the Royal Overseas League Music Competition in 1992, Robert's solo and chamber music career has flourished world-wide. No stranger to ICC, Robert is remembered for his eloquent, impassioned playing.

Mozart's sublime Clarinet Quintet starts the concert – despite seeming to reflect an aching despair this music manages to smile through the tears. York Bowen's Phantasy Quintet from the 1930s is for the rarely-heard bass clarinet: the late romantic idiom brings darkness and intensity to this one-movement work. We finish with the first of Haydn's last set of quartets, grandiose and symphonic in breadth and construction.