Friday, 29 January 2016

A fitting birthday tribute to Mozart from Collins and friends

© Benjamin Ealovega
Michael Collins (clarinet, director)

Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano)
London Winds
City of London Sinfonia

Mozart: Serenade no. 10 in B flat major for Winds, 'Gran Partita', K361 (K370a)
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K621, 'Parto, ma tu ben mio' 
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A, K622

Wigmore Hall
Wednesday 27 January 2016

'A lively and incisive performance from the London Winds, with great ensemble and clear communication between players'.

'This was chamber music making at its best'.

'Christine Rice’s warm voice blended wonderfully with Collins’ smooth tone'.

'The bravura finish from Collins brought the birthday celebrations to a suitably joyful conclusion'.

Read my full review on Backtrack here.

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