Musik & Theater

Matthias und Franz Bartolomey, Fotocredit: Moritz Schell Matthias und Franz Bartolomey, Fotocredit: Moritz Schell

Clarinet trio
Bartolomeys in the MuTh

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The cello has a very close relationship with the clarinet, and the two instruments together create a uniquely beautiful sound. But there is another link that connects them. The “founding father” of the Bartolomey musical family, Franz Bartolomey I (who dies in 1920), was imperial-royal court clarinettist under Gustav Mahler’s directorship. He also founded the Wiener Klarinettenschule (Vienna Clarinet School) and was close friends with Alexander Zemlinsky, performing on a regular basis with the composer playing piano. In 1896 they gave the premiere of the clarinet trio which is also being performed in this “Ménage á trois” programme. Matthias Schorn trained at the Vienna Clarinet School, tying him back to Franz Bartolomey I, whose great-grandson Matthias Bartolomey also takes the stage this evening. Together the two performers embody a fully lived tradition.

Alexander von Zemlinsky: Trio in D minor, Op. 3
Nino Rota: Trio (1973)
Johannes Brahms: Trio in A minor, Op. 114

  • Clarinet: Matthias Schorn
  • Cello: Matthias Bartolomey
  • Piano: Magda Amara