Mozart: Clarinet Concerto & Clarinet Quintet (CD)

Hyperion
$29.99
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SKU:
CDA66199
Artist:
Thea King, Gabreili String Quartet, English Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Tate

GRAMOPHONE CRITICS' CHOICE
BBC 'BUILDING A LIBRARY' FIRST CHOICE

“The two works on this disc represent Mozart's clarinet writing at its most inspired; however, the instrument for which they were written differed in several respects from the modern clarinet, the most important being its extended bass range. Modern editions of both the Clarinet Concerto and the Quintet have adjusted the solo part to suit today's clarinets, but Thea King reverts as far as possible to the original texts, and her playing is both sensitive and intelligent. Jeffrey Tate and the ECO accompany with subtlety and discretion in the concerto, and the Gabrieli Quartet achieves a fine rapport with King in the Quintet. Both recordings are clear and naturally balanced, with just enough distance between soloist and listener.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

 

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Tracklisting:

 

Mozart:

 

Clarinet Concerto in A major, K622

 

English Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Tate

 

Clarinet Quintet in A major, K581

 

Gabreili String Quartet

 

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Reviews:

'Excellent accounts of both these masterworks have never been scarce but one would have to search long and hard to find any that surpassed these … A treasurable release. Beautifully inflected, immaculately phrased, subtly coloured and impeccably responsive as well as eloquent'
BBC Music Magazine Top 1000 CDs Guide)

 

'Winning performances. Excellent recording'
The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs
 

 

'A very desirable record'
The Daily Telegraph

 

'It is hard to imagine more affecting, stylish readings'
International Record Review

 

'Exquisite interpretations, superb musicianship and natural recorded sound prove an entrancing combination'
Classic FM Magazine

 

 
'A delight'
Hi-Fi News

 

 
'Truly, music of the Gods'
Daily Express

 

 
'Outstanding'
Which CD

 

'65 minutes of pure, unclouded pleasure, deserving the widest possible hearing'
Punch

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