Widman: Weber - Clarinet Quintet, Concertino for Clarinet, Grand Duo Concertant, Der Freischütz Overture (24/96 FLAC)
Widman: Weber – Clarinet Quintet, Concertino for Clarinet, Grand Duo Concertant, Der Freischütz Overture (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Carl Maria von Weber
Performer: Jörg Widmann, Denis Kozhukhin
Orchestra: Irish Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jörg Widmann
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Alpha
Size: 1.14 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Concertino in E-Flat Major, Op. 26
01. I. Adagio ma non troppo
02. II. Andante
03. III. Allegro

Der Freischütz, Op. 77
04. Overture

Grand Duo Concertant in E-Flat Major, Op. 48
05. I. Allegro con fuoco
06. II. Andante con moto
07. III. Rondo. Allegro

Clarinet Quintet in B-Flat Major, Op. 34
08. I. Allegro
09. II. Fantasia (Adagio)
10. III. Menuetto
11. IV. Rondo (Allegro)

For his first release on Alpha, the clarinetist and conductor Jörg Widmann celebrates the music of a composer who wrote some of the finest pieces ever devoted to his instrument: Carl Maria von Weber. With the ensemble of which he is principal conductor, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, he has recorded the Clarinet Quintet (in its version with string ensemble) and the Concertino, composed in 1811 and 1815 respectively, along with the ever-popular Overture to Der Freischütz. The pianist Denis Kozhukhin joins Widmann to perform the Grand Duo concertant. This album is the first in a series of recordings that will also give us a chance to meet Jörg Widmann in his role as one of the most active composers of his generation.

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