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Fröst Plays Weber

Fröst Plays Weber

Clarinet Concertos


Weber:

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

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

(arranged for string orchestra)

Clarinet Concertino in E flat major, Op. 26

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


“The Swedish clarinettist Martin Fröst plays with admirable virtuosity and smoothness of tone, and it’s hard to imagine the music better performed.” BBC Music Magazine, March 2007 *****

“Fröst just may be the finest clarinetist (sic) alive, and this entire production is typical of what we have come to expect from BIS…There is no more exciting label around today” Classics Today

“Martin Fröst's style of playing is well suited to Weber: he has a clear, fresh tone and fingers undefeated by even the most sensational of the applause music that ends some of these works.
He is not afraid of considerable tempo variations within a movement, as Weber is on record as having wanted.
This all contributes to a charming, eloquent performance of the Concertino. However, the F minor Concerto (No 1) does not need its opening Allegro to be taken quite so fast for it to make its points, and the finale, here sounding like a brisk allegro verging on presto, is actually marked Allegretto, which gives the music more space and freedom. The slow movements of both concertos are played simply, without affectation, and Fröst remembers that the alla polacca of the finale of No 2 is a dance. He takes a bright lead in the Quintet; it is played here as a concerto with full strings, which is a pity but, given the quatuor concertant nature of the work, not as disastrous as it would be with Mozart. This is a fresh, amiable performance that responds to the music's varied nature.
Fröst also plays some cadenzas of his own, rejecting those which were later added by Carl Baermann, son of the much-admired dedicatee of the works, Heinrich Baermann. He further adds a few flourishes: unnecessarily, but there is no need to be too purist here. These are attractive, exhilarating performances, clearly recorded so as to do justice to the orchestral effects which were always part of Weber's exuberant invention.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

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Weber: Wind Concertos

Weber: Wind Concertos


Weber:

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

Maximiliano Martin (clarinet)

Bassoon Concerto in F major, Op. 75

Peter Whelan (bassoon)

Horn Concertino in E minor, Op. 45

Alec Frank-Gemmill (horn)

Clarinet Concertino in E flat major, Op. 26

Maximiliano Martin (clarinet)


Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Alexander Janiczek

The multi-award-winning Scottish Chamber Orchestra returns with Weber Wind Concertos, the sixteenth album in its celebrated series with Linn. This recording gives the internationally acclaimed principal musicians a chance to dazzle in Weber’s virtuosic and thrilling concertos.

The Clarinet Concerto is one of the cornerstones of the clarinet repertoire.

For this performance Peter Whelan has reconstructed a version of the 1822 Bassoon Concerto score rather than employing the commonly used 1865 version.

In a unique twist Alec Frank-Gemmill performs his own version of the cadenza in the virtuosic Horn Concertino famous for its chromatic pitches and the requirement of multiphonic chords.

The SCO has an impressive recording history including a Grammy-nominated set of Brahms Symphonies, winning the Orchestral category of the BBC Awards in 2009 and a 2011 ECHO Klassik Award for its Mozart recordings, in addition to much critical acclaim.

Spanish clarinettist Maximiliano Martin is rapidly establishing himself as one of the most exciting and charismatic musicians of his generation.

Peter Whelan, one of Europe’s leading exponents of historical and modern bassoon, won a Gramophone Award for his recording of Vivaldi bassoon concertos with La Serenissima.

Alec Frank-Gemmill is much in demand as a soloist and is also frequently invited to play principal horn with orchestras such as the London Philharmonic and the Philharmonia.

“There must have been astonishing wind players in early 19th-century Germany. And after hearing the irresistible concertos that Carl Maria von Weber penned for them, one can imagine what moody, flamboyant characters they were.” The Times, 15th September 2012 ****

“I especially enjoyed Alec Frank-Gemmill's cheeky handling of the runs and decorations in the Horn Concertino” Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2012

“Most clarinettists accept the revisions carried out by Barmann but Martin Spangenburg keeps strictly to the letter of Weber's score. He is a fine player, and there is much to admire in his perofrmances, but the recessed orchestral sound, with the strings lacking in bite, hinders the music-making from taking wing.” BBC Music Magazine, November 2012 ****

“When you hear Peter Whelan play the Bassoon Concerto, you’ll forgive Weber anything; his is such an expressive, plangent sound...Both [clarinet works] are dispatched with wit and fire by Maximiliano Martín...This is a beguiling CD; feelgood music of the best sort” The Arts Desk, 1st December 2012

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Weber: Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 & Concertino

Weber: Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 & Concertino


Weber:

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

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

Clarinet Concertino in E flat major, Op. 26

Horn Concertino in E minor, Op. 45

Stephen Stirling (horn)


On this disc, the exclusive Chandos artist, Michael Collins, plays the clarinet in three works for clarinet and orchestra by Weber, as well as conducting the City of London Sinfonia. The disc also includes Weber’s horn concertino, featuring the soloist Stephen Stirling.

The two concertos and the concertino for clarinet and orchestra are considered among the repertoire cornerstones for today’s clarinettists. Weber wrote the works for his personal friend Heinrich Bärmann, the principal clarinettist of the Munich court orchestra, whose own embellishments of the works (changes of articulation, extra grace notes, and even an added accompanied cadenza in the first concerto) have been incorporated in the performances recorded here. Michael Collins suggests that these changes ‘do not make the music any easier to play, but they do make it more thrilling’.

Each of the works displays a well-balanced mix of virtuosity, daring, humour, and sheer beauty, and throughout, the role of the orchestra is much more than a mere accompaniment. The woodwind solos, a trio of horns, blaring trumpets, and dashing violins contribute greatly to making these works so captivating.

Written in 1806, when Weber was just nineteen years old, the virtuosic Horn Concertino pushed known horn techniques to new limits, requiring the soloist among other feats to produce a ‘four-note chord’, the technique known as multiphonics. The work is today considered a gem in the horn repertoire, and our soloist, Stephen Stirling, is ‘a player gifted with the utmost sensitivity and imagination, which is shown through the beautiful way he shapes musical phrases and the extraordinary range of colours he employs’ – in the words of the late Richard Hickox.

“straightforward and sunny - bright and playful performances of the clarinet works (Michael Collins conducts himself) and Stephen Stirling evidently enjoying himself in the Horn Concertino and its tricky cadenza.” Gramophone Magazine, February 2012

“Collins directs the orchestra as well as dispatching the solo parts with wit and aplomb, and he also takes charge of the accompaniment to Stephen Stirling's performance of Weber's Concertino for horn, a piece that inevitably sounds rather staid alongside the glittering clarinet works.” The Guardian, 25th January 2012 ****

“Collins, acting as both soloist and conductor, offers dazzling performances that make use of the elaborations Baermann made to the clarinet part. He is equally at home in the intimate lyricism of Weber's slow movement as he is in the brilliance of the writing elsewhere...[Stirling] rises to the challenge of the extreme technical demands [of the Concertino]” BBC Music Magazine, March 2012 *****

“At first listening this might not seem to be the most sheerly virtuosic playing on the market, partly because Collins does not restrict himself to what he can do smoothly, his dynamic range or his staccato speed just past their safe limit when his sense of the music's drama requires it...It is hardly self-evident that a new release of these famiiar works will find something new to say” International Record Review, February 2012

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Weber: Clarinet Concertos 1 & 2 & Concertino

Weber: Clarinet Concertos 1 & 2 & Concertino


Weber:

Clarinet Concertino in E flat major, Op. 26

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

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


Karl–Heinz Steffens (clarinet)

Bamberger Symphoniker, Radoslaw Szulc

The brilliant clarinettist Karl-Heinz Steffens has been a principal member of the Berliner Philharmoniker for many years. Here he performs exciting romantic repertoire with “soulful torrents of melody.” The Bamberg Symphony Orchestra’s recent Mahler cycle has received excellent reviews.

“the soloist's tone, dynamics and tuning are compellingly subtle. It's a very German dark Wald ('wood') and there are demons in it as well as clowns.” Gramophone Magazine, February 2012

“These are impeccably prepared performances, technically excellent, with spotless intonation and Germanic tone at its finest...Although this is undeniably brilliant playing there is no flashiness here, Steffens relying on evenness of tone and technique to make his points. It may seem old-fashioned and to some extent it is: this is above all for listeners seeking a dependable account of these pillars of the clarinet repertoire, beautifully played” International Record Review, January 2012

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Weber - Complete Clarinet Works

Weber - Complete Clarinet Works


Weber:

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

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

Clarinet Concertino in E flat major, Op. 26

Clarinet Concertino in E flat major, Op. 26

Grand Duo Concertant for clarinet and piano, Op. 48

Variations on a theme from 'Silvana' for clarinet & piano, Op. 33

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


“Janet Hilton plays with considerable authority and spirit…” Penguin Guide

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Shirley Brill: Clarinet Recital

Shirley Brill: Clarinet Recital


Baermann, C:

Clarinet Quintet No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 23

Terpsycordes Quartet

Weber:

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

Geneva Chamber Orchestra, Patrick Lange

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

Terpsycordes Quartet


Shirley Brill (clarinet)

Pan Classics - PC10209

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The Best of Weber

The Best of Weber


Weber:

Der Freischütz Overture

Oberon Overture

Euryanthe Overture

Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65

Konzertstück in F minor, Op. 79 for piano & orchestra

Nikita Magaloff (piano)

Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 19, J50

Abu Hassan Overture

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

Oskar Michallik (clarinet)

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

Berlin Philharmonic Octet

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

Oskar Michallik (clarinet)


Philips Duo - 4628682

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Weber - Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

Weber - Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 & 2


Weber:

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

Clarinet Concertino in E flat major, Op. 26

Grand Duo Concertant for clarinet and piano, Op. 48

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


Penguin Guide

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Weber - Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

Weber - Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 & 2


Weber:

Clarinet Concertino in E flat major, Op. 26

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

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


Chandos - CHAN8305

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Weber: Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 73, etc.

Rossini:

Theme and Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra in E flat major

Cadenza: Charles Neidich

Weber:

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

Improvised cadenzas: Charles Neidich

Clarinet Concertino in E flat major, Op. 26

Improvised cadenzas: Charles Neidich

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

Improvised cadenzas: Charles Neidich


Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Charles Neidich

DG - E4358752

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