Wolfgang A. Mozart, composer
Mozart composed his great Concerto for Clarinet during the last year
of his life.
Although he was in ill health and greatly in debt at this time, the
Clarinet Concerto is one of his greatest masterpieces.
This work, as well as his Clarinet Quintet, is a staple of the
The "Rondo" is the third movement of this concerto.
This Clarinet Concerto was written for Anton Stadler, probably the greatest
clarinetist of his time, and was completed just two months before
Mozart’s untimely death in the year 1791.