Every weekday morning at 10 a.m., the hosts at Classical MPR play a stand-out work based on the theme for the week. We call them Morning Glories.
This week on Morning Glories we're featuring five works in which the clarinet takes center stage - and we'll observe a noteworthy centennial.
Carl Maria von Weber: Clarinet Concerto No. 1
Aaron Copland: Clarinet Concerto
Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Sonata No. 2
Igor Stravinsky: Ebony Concerto
Today is the 100th birthday of jazz great Woody Herman, who commissioned this work from Stravinsky.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Clarinet Concerto