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Clarinet Quartet No. 1 by Ivan Müller will be performed within the concert series „Fireplace Music”

On March 2, concert within the series Fireplace Music will take place at Old Town Music House in Tallinn at 7 pm. Concert will feature Toomas Vavilov (clarinet), Arvo Leibur (violin), Toomas Nestor (viola) and Aare Tammesalu (cello). In addition to Bernhard Cruse’s Clarinet Quartet Nr. 1 in E flat major and Johan Halvorsen’s Passacaglia for violin and cello, the program also consists of Clarinet Quartet No. 1 composed by Ivan Müller, composer who was born in Tallinn in 1786.

Ivan Müller (1786–1854) was a clarinetist, composer and inventor who lived in several European cities. At the beginning of the 19th century he was responsible for a major step forward in the development of the clarinet, the air-tight pad. Müller’s solution was the stuffed pad, originally made of kid leather stuffed with felt. These pads would „bulge“, such that in combination with countersunk tone holes, would close the keyholes sufficiently tight to permit the use of an increased number of keys making the „clarinette omnitonique“ possible.

Fireplace Music concerts offer to the audience domestic and free atmosphere at the cosy Old Town Music House Hall, interesting concert programs and supplementary comments afterwards. Additionally, after the concert the audience is free to join the conversation with the performers at the coffe table.

Concert is organised by Old Town Educational College and Old Town Music House.

Agnes Toomla