Matthew Denton (violin), Michelle Fleming (violin), Eoin Schmidt-Martin (viola), Emma Denton (cello), Julian Bliss (clarinet)

Casken:  ‘Misted Land’ for Clarinet Quintet
Borodin:  String Quartet no. 2 in D major
Mozart:  Clarinet Quintet in A, K581

 Carducci Quartet & Julian Bliss

Sunday 24 November 2019 at 3:00pm

St Paul’s Church, Percy Street, Alnwick, NE66 1AE


John Casken’s piece was commissioned by the Nash Ensemble and first performed in Wigmore Hall in 2017; John will introduce the piece. Borodin’s 2nd Quartet is full of well-known tunes. The Mozart Clarinet Quintet is a classic chamber work and the version by the Carducci Quartet and Julian Bliss was one of the recommended recordings on Radio 3’s ‘Building a Library’ in March 2019.

The Carducci Quartet is a renowned Anglo-Irish string quartet based in the UK who in 2016 received a Royal Philharmonic Society Award.

Julian Bliss is one of the world’s finest clarinettists, excelling as a concerto soloist, chamber musician, jazz artist, masterclass leader and tireless musical explorer.

… The Carducci Quartet played a blinder at the Wigmore Hall … playing of vivacity and constant rhythmic subtlety …
The Strand

Julian Bliss and the Carducci Quartet are mostsensitive and elegiac.
Finacial Times