Mozart´s lost clarinet
What happened to Mozarts famous clarinet?
A music documentary with the Berlin Philharmonic clarinet expert Dr Heike Fricke, about Mozart and his friend the clarinetist Anton Stadler and their special impact on music history.
The clarinet virtuoso Anton Stadler was musically challenged by his close friend Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and toured a lot with his music. But did Stadler steal Mozart’s clarinet and scores? We tell the story of two men who called each other brothers and who changed the instrument’s importance in the classical repertoire. Still today we search for authentic sound of 18th century music. How did it sound back then? Is the lost clarinet finally revived?
Among interviews and animations this documentary also contains 35 minutes of live music played on replica instruments. There are parts from Mozart’s clarinet quintet and his opera La Clemenza di Tito.
Heike Fricke, Stefan Harg, The Dahlkvist Quartet, The Drottningholm Theatre Orchestra, Annemarie Kremer, Katija Dragojevic among others.
Björn Eriksson & Andreas Söderberg
Moment 22 film & video AB
Full credit list: mozarts_lost_clarinet-credit.pdf
Premiered at SVT in january 2014.