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Anthony McGill: Gran Partita

with musicians from Guildhall School

Anthony McGill smiling at the camera while holding his clarinet

Clarinettist Anthony McGill collaborates with the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective and stars of the next generation from Guildhall School, as he closes his Milton Court residency.

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was considered a genius during his lifetime. When his teacher Stanford claimed that nobody could write a clarinet quintet without being influenced by Brahms, he took on the challenge and succeeded with a work that bursts with invention. Anyone who has seen Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus will recall Salieri waxing lyrical about Mozart’s Gran Partita: ‘Filled with such longing... It seemed to me that I was hearing the voice of God.’

Anthony McGill joins forces with the ever-shifting, flexible chamber ensemble Kaleidoscope Collective, and we hear a fresh take on a beloved work in the latest of our side-by-side projects with musicians from Guildhall School – the last of which was hailed as ‘a tribute to the Guildhall students as learners, as much as to their musicianship’ (Bachtrack).

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