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Weber: Clarinet Concerto No 1; Rossini, Mozart / Stoltzman


Release Date: 03/26/2008 
Label:  Rca Victor Gold Seal Catalog #: 60035   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartGioachino RossiniCarl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Richard Stoltzman
Conductor:  Alexander Schneider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 43 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"[This collection] shows Richard Stoltzman, with his succulent tone and infectious bravura (so easily displayed in the finale of the Weber and the very operatic Rossini Variations), at his best...One tends to think of Weber's concertos as being rather more than halfway between the classical and romantic traditions, here the romanticism is very much in the ascendent. But overall the performance of the F minor Concerto combines a lively impetus in the outer movements with warmth in the Adagio whilst the orchestra—notably the horns—add much to the listener's enjoyment."

-- Ivan March, Gramophone [10/1989]
"[This collection] shows Richard Stoltzman, with his succulent tone and infectious bravura (so easily displayed in the finale of the Weber and the very operatic Rossini Variations), at his best...One tends to think of Weber's concertos as being rather more than halfway between the classical and romantic traditions, here the romanticism is very much in the ascendent. But overall the performance of the F minor Concerto combines a lively impetus in the outer movements with warmth in the Adagio whilst the orchestra—notably the horns—add much to the listener's enjoyment."

-- Ivan March, Gramophone [10/1989]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Andante for Flute and Orchestra in C major, K 315 (285e) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Richard Stoltzman (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Alexander Schneider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
2.
Introduction, Theme and Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra in C major by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Richard Stoltzman (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Alexander Schneider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1809; Italy 
Notes: This work is performed in Bb on this recording. 
3.
Concerto for Clarinet no 1 in F minor, J 114/Op. 73 by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Richard Stoltzman (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Alexander Schneider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1811; Munich, Germany 

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