Schumann - Messiaen - Rabl
Festival summit meeting: Portuguese clarinettist Carlos Ferreira won the 2021 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival Soloist Prize, while French pianist Paloma Kouider won the Ensemble Prize with her trio Karénine back in 2015. Now the soloist and the piano trio are performing together. The first compositions for clarinet, violin, cello and piano were written at the end of the 19th century. Walter Rabl's Quartet in E flat major is the first surviving composition in this genre. Incidentally, the work won first prize in a composition competition organized by the Vienna Tonkünstlerverein in 1896, in which Johannes Brahms was one of the jurors and immediately recommended it to his publisher Simrock. It is rarely heard today. The musicians will perform Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time" alongside the piece, which was premiered in 1941 in a prisoner of war camp in Görlitz with the composer's participation.
This event is wheelchair accessible.