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Crusell: Clarinet Quartets / King, Allegri String Quartet


Release Date: 11/16/1999 
Label:  Helios   Catalog #: 55031   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Bernhard Henrik Crusell
Performer:  Thea King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Allegri String Quartet members
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Crusell's three clarinet quartets date from the same early nineteenth-century period as...Hummel and Berwald... Quartets Nos. 1 and 2, from 1803-04, bear the influence of Mozart: the Third Quartet was written in the early 1820s and inhabits rather more the world of Weber—though Crusell has his own distinct musical personality. All three works are superbly played by Thea King with members of the Allegri Quartet. The 1981 recording has some background noise, but is tonally splendid.

-- Gramophone [6/1989]
reviewing the first CD release of this title, Hyperion 66077
Crusell's three clarinet quartets date from the same early nineteenth-century period as...Hummel and Berwald... Quartets Nos. 1 and 2, from 1803-04, bear the influence of Mozart: the Third Quartet was written in the early 1820s and inhabits rather more the world of Weber—though Crusell has his own distinct musical personality. All three works are superbly played by Thea King with members of the Allegri Quartet. The 1981 recording has some background noise, but is tonally splendid.

-- Gramophone [6/1989]
reviewing the first CD release of this title, Hyperion 66077
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Works on This Recording

1. Quartet for Clarinet and Strings no 1 in E flat major, Op. 2 by Bernhard Henrik Crusell
Performer:  Thea King (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Allegri String Quartet members
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1803; Sweden 
2. Quartet for Clarinet and Strings no 2 in C minor, Op. 4 by Bernhard Henrik Crusell
Performer:  Thea King (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Allegri String Quartet members
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1804; Sweden 
3. Quartet for Clarinet and Strings no 3 in D major, Op. 7 by Bernhard Henrik Crusell
Performer:  Thea King (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Allegri String Quartet members
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1821; Sweden 

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