Charles Loeffler’s heritage was German, but most of his life was spent in America’s New England, and his music was deeply influenced by a French aesthetic. The Rhapsodies are versions of songs in which Loeffler explores moods inspired by the opulence of French Symbolism, reaching towards the sensuality of Impressionism. Max Bruch, on the other hand, occupies a similar aesthetic world to Brahms. Best known for his colourful works inspired by Scottish and Hebrew melodies, Bruch’s Eight Pieces were composed for his clarinettist son.
DEAN New work – World Premiere, 2019 MSO Composer in Residence
BRUCH Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano
BRAHMS Clarinet Trio Op.114
Christopher Cartlidge viola
Rachael Tobin cello
Philip Arkinstall clarinet
Laurence Matheson piano