Clarinet Fantasies

Clarinet Fantasies
8th March 2022 MPO Marketing

Clarinet Fantasies

DATE: 08/03/2022
TIME: 7:30 PM till 8:30 PM

presented by Gaulitana: A Festival of Music



Programme to include:

Carl Maria von Weber Variationen über ein Thema aus Silvana, Op.33
Gioacchino Rossini Fantasia
Joseph Vella Passacaglietta for Clarinet in Bb and Piano, Op. 9 
Luigi Bassi/Giuseppe Verdi Fantasia da Concerto sopra motivi dell’Opera ‘Rigoletto’ di Verdi
Francis Poulenc Clarinet Sonata, FP 184  


The chamber concert as part of GauLive showcases the clarinet’s virtuosity. 

Aptly, the opening work was dedicated to one of the most-renowned stars of the time, Heinrich Baerman – a personal friend of Weber. Rossini’s rarely performed Fantasia is imbued with references to the Italian operatic style as the programme also features a short yet intensive work by Maltese composer Joseph Vella, who penned a number of oeuvres for the instrument. 

The recital concludes with the Rigoletto Fantasia, underling a common trend in the 19th century to transport opera to instrumental concerts, and a masterpiece of the clarinet repertoire by Poulenc, intrinsically French with contrasting moods mirroring the turbulent personality of the composer. 

The concert is free of charge however booking is required. Reserve your place by getting in touch on



Health Protocols:
in accordance to the Standards for safer organised controlled events taking place in an enclosed area.

  • Masks to be worn at all times

LOCATION: Hotel Kempinski, San Lawrenz

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