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Martin Frost / Goteborgs Symfoniker / Okko Kamu: Crusell: The Three Clarinet Concertos

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Clarinetists do not have an endless library of texts from which to choose the next project. The best typically cycle through the best of the repertoire (at least from the Eighteenth Century): Mozart, Stamitz (both Carl and Johann), Spore, Krommer, Stadler, Pleylel, and Weber. All eventually stop and take from the creative waters at the shrine ...

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Martin Frost, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Peter Oundjian: Mozart: Clarinet Concerto and Quintet

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Clarinetist Martin Frost's recent Weber was exceptional, warranting an appraisal of his earlier Mozart clarinet music. It is difficult to overstate the cultural value of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto and Clarinet String Quintet. Both were composed late in Mozart's young life, the quintet published in 1789 and the concerto in 1791 (the year of his death). Both ...

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Martin Frost / Tapiola Sinfonietta / Jean-Jacques Kantorow: Weber: Clarinet Concertos and Quintet

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Whatever you do, do not believe that 18th Century clarinet music begins and ends with Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622. An unsurpassable piece of music, to be sure, but Mozart laid the groundwork for many composers for winds after him. One such composer was German early Romantic Carl Maria von Weber (1786- 1826, ...