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Mozart: Phantasia - Music For Basset Clarinet, Viola & Fortepiano / Bruggen

Mozart / Veenhoff / Van Bruggen / Rogers
Release Date: 08/10/2010 
Label:  Ramee   Catalog #: 1002   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Anneke VeenhoffJane RogersNicole Van Bruggen
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It may seem surprising that after three decades of ‘early music’ research, critical discoveries can still be made about a great composer such as Mozart and particularly discoveries around his well-known masterpieces. This recording presents the première recording of the Grande Sonate, an anonymous arrangement for fortepiano and basset clarinet of Mozart’s beloved Clarinet Quintet in A major, K.581. Both the Clarinet Quintet and the Concerto in A major, K.622, were originally written for an instrument called the basset clarinet, which has four more chromatic notes at the bottom of its range than an ordinary clarinet. Since the manuscripts to both pieces were lost, clarinettists have had to make educated guesses about the passages that may Read more have included these low notes. Significantly, this arrangement includes some of these basset notes, making it an important source for those wishing to restore the piece to its original form. In its incarnation as a sonata, it becomes a wonderful piece of chamber music which is especially compelling when played on instruments like those Mozart and Stadler (for whom it was composed) knew. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano in E flat major, K 498 "Kegelstatt" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Anneke Veenhoff (Fortepiano), Jane Rogers (Viola), Nicole Van Bruggen (Basset Clarinet)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
2. Fantasy for Piano in C minor, K 475 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Anneke Veenhoff (Fortepiano), Jane Rogers (Viola), Nicole Van Bruggen (Basset Clarinet)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
3. Grande Sonate in A major for Basset Clarinet and Piano [after Clarinet Quintet K 581] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Anneke Veenhoff (Fortepiano), Jane Rogers (Viola), Nicole Van Bruggen (Basset Clarinet)
Period: Classical 
Notes: Arranger: Anonymous. 

Sound Samples

Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major, K. 498, "Kegelstatt": I. Andante
Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major, K. 498, "Kegelstatt": II. Menuetto
Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major, K. 498, "Kegelstatt": III. Rondo: Allegretto
Fantasia in C minor, K. 475
Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581 (arr. for basset clarinet and piano): I. Allegretto
Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581 (arr. for basset clarinet and piano): II. Larghetto
Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581 (arr. for basset clarinet and piano): III. Menuetto, Trio I and II
Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581 (arr. for basset clarinet and piano): IV. Allegretto con Variazioni

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