Weber - Clarinet Concertos, Concertino op.26 | MDG (Dabringhaus und Grimm) MDG9401922

Weber - Clarinet Concertos, Concertino op.26


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Label: MDG (Dabringhaus und Grimm)

Cat No: MDG9401922

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 25th March 2016



The highly productive musical friendship between Carl Maria von Weber and Heinrich Baermann is legendary. The Concertino penned by Weber especially for the first clarinetist of the Munich Court Orchestra got things going with its sensational success. Weber and Baermann then went on an extended joint concert tour with the two clarinet concertos written shortly thereafter.

Clarinettist Paul Meyer probes this friendship with the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, which once again proves to be a top international advocate of German romanticism.

Working in close association with Baermann, Weber set out to compose the two clarinet concertos. The King of Bavaria himself had commissioned them further proof of the extraordinary esteem in which Weber was held in Munich.

Paul Meyer fully exploits and excels in these compositions - it goes without saying that this sought-after soloist and conductor masters the most highly demanding technical challenges, including the feared solo beginning of the Concerto in E flat major over two octaves, without any problems at all. Moreover, his design of a fairy-tale narrative with the Lausanne musicians creates a sensation while transcending mere virtuosity.

Captured with high-resolution SACD technology, this new recording not only is convincing in every respect but also in 3-D and 2+2+2 Recording produces an incredible sound, guaranteed to move each and every listener.

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