Clarinet, Viola and Piano Trio
Long before there was a candy named Skittles, there was a game named skittles. It started in Europe as a lawn bowling game and still survives these days as a pub game in the United Kingdom and Ireland. But legend has it, that Mozart was playing a game of skittles when he cooked up the Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano in E-flat major. Musical experts say that probably wasn’t the case, but the story lives on. And the nickname “Kegelstatt” even means “skittle alley” We’ll hear a performance of that work today on Midday Mozart on Classical WSMR 89.1 Sarasota, 103.9, Tampa.