THE SOUTH BEACH CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
COLERIDGE-TAYLOR AND BRAHMS
CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH
With Host Nicole Henry
Guest Musicians Chauncey Patterson, viola, and
Andres Candamil, clarinet
WHAT: Coleridge-Taylor: Clarinet Quintet in F# minor, Op. 10
Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op.115
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) was an English composer and conductor. Of mixed race birth, he achieved such success that he was referred to by white New York musicians as the “African Mahler” when he had three tours of the United States in the early 1900s. Coleridge-Taylor was particularly known for his three cantatas on the epic poem, Song of Hiawatha by American Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Coleridge-Taylor premiered the first section in 1898, when he was 22.
Johannes Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115, was written in 1891 for the clarinetist Richard Mühlfeld. It is scored for a clarinet in A with a string quartet. At the time Brahms started composing his Clarinet Quintet, only a few works had been composed for this type of ensemble. Examples of clarinet quintets include those by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giacomo Meyerbeer and Alexander Glazunov. Brahms had retired from composing prior to listening to Richard Mühlfeld play. Brahms was very enthusiastic about Mühlfeld. That summer at Bad Ischl, he composed the Clarinet Quintet and his Clarinet Trio Op. 114, both of them for Mühlfeld. Brahms modeled his composition after Mozart’s.
WHEN: Sunday, February 7, 2021; 6:00 – 7:30 PM Eastern (UTC – 5:00)
WHERE: Live from the Miami Beach Woman’s Club, viewable on the South Beach Chamber Ensemble’s pages:
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