At first glance, the repertoire for the West Australian Symphony Orchestra’s latest Masters Series concert appeared a little threadbare, with a program comprised of just Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto and Elgar’s First Symphony. However, WASO’s programming instincts were on the mark. The two masterworks – each written at the respective composer’s height of compositional maturity – made for an engaging evening of music, as the charming brilliance of Mozart’s concerto served as the light to the darkness of Elgar’s grandiose,...

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