Weber: Clarinet Concertos (CD)

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Weber: Clarinet Concertos




Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 73

Clarinet Concertino in E flat major, Op. 26

Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E flat Major, Op. 74

Clarinet Quintet in B flat major, Op. 34, J182

version for string orchestra



Sabine Meyer (clarinet)

Staatskapelle Dresden, Herbert Blomstedt

In early 1811 Carl Maria von Weber met the brilliant clarinettist Heinrich Bärmann in Darmstadt. Their relationship produced the Concertino in E flat major and then the concertos in F minor and E flat. The Clarinet Quintet, a similarly inventive work, was first heard in 1815. Sabine Meyer brings her consummate artistry to all four of these creative, engaging and often dazzling pieces of early Romanticism.