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Mozart's best music: where to start
11. Clarinet Concerto
This brilliant piece is one of the last works Mozart wrote before he died in 1791. It seems he was saving the best ‘til last with this concerto for clarinet – it’s the only concerto he wrote for the instrument. Cheery yet graceful, the clarinet’s warm tone brings the beautifully simple tunes to life, and it’s always a high entry in the Classic FM Hall of Fame.