In Focus (Adella Premium) Ep. 11, Order & Disorder

Event Information

  • Dates: May 20, 2021 Available On-Demand

  • Who: The Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

  • Venue: Adella Online (

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Thursday, May 20, 2021 7:00PM

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About the Music

Mozart  Clarinet Quintet in A major

Afendi Yusuf, clarinet
Stephen Rose, violin
Jeanne Preucil Rose, violin
Lynne Ramsey, viola
Mark Kosower, cello


Berg  Three Pieces from Lyric Suite

The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor


A program of juxtaposition from two of music’s most creative composers, writing in two styles more than a century apart.

First comes Mozart’s poignant Clarinet Quintet, written during a difficult and unhappy year for the composer, yet filled with sweet and warm music that brings comfort, fresh perspective, and hope — Mozart bringing order to his disordered life.

For Alban Berg, the process of musical creation was an intensely-driven search for innovative answers using old materials in new ways — to shake up the old order into newly disordered beauty. In his Lyric Suite, he creates solace and splendor in contrasting string voices, buzzing and interacting with hard-edged vitality and poetic grace.

In addition to the concert performances, each episode of In Focus includes behind-the-scenes interviews and features about the music and musicmaking.


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