Great works: Mozart's Clarinet Quintet

Course Dates: 09/12/21
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Location: Online
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Explore this much-loved work by Mozart and learn about the performer and the instrument it was originally written for.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £24.00

Course Code: MD039A

Thu, day, 09 Dec - 09 Dec '21

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

So important is the clarinetist Anton Stadler who first performed this work that the qhole quintet is often named after him – the Stadler Quintet. The basset clarinet that Stadler would have played is different to the modern clarinet in A that is normally used.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

- The history of this work and the first performer
- The basset clarinet
- The structure and key features of the composition.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Understand the key structural features of this work
- Recognize the different capabilities for modern and historical clarinets
- Feel confident to summarize this history of this work.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The course is suitable for students at all levels, and no special skills are needed. However, we will look at some music manuscripts and learn to identify key features of music notation (how many instruments are playing, etc…) so this course will be most suitable for those who are curious and ambitious to learn.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

- Sessions will be held via video-conference (zoom) and comprise combinations of lecture, discussion, quizzes, guided listening, video and score study.
- Course materials (handouts, scores, links to online videos) will be shared via google classroom.
- You will be encouraged to do extra reading outside class.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will need a good internet connection and a computer with microphone & webcam. If using a tablet it will need a screen large enough for you to comfortably view the class handouts.
You may also wish to purchase some of the music books or recordings discussed in class, links to these materials will be available online after each session.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

To find out more about music history classes Music history courses in London and online which lists our full programme of classes ordered by term, and by day of the week. You may then click on each title to read the full course outline.

Karen Betley

Karen Betley is a clarinettist and music historian, she studied at Goldsmiths university and has taught wind instruments and music history at both Morley College and City Lit whilst performing with her own chamber music ensemble. At City Lit she teaches the ever-popular Exploring Classical Music class and also the Wind ensemble. In 2017 Karen was awarded the Teacher of the Year prize by Lulu on behalf of City Lit.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.