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Backofen, Mozart: Theme & Variations / Jane Booth, Eybler Quartet

Backofen / Mozart / Quarter,Eybler / Booth,Jane
Release Date: 11/19/2010 
Label:  Analekta   Catalog #: 29949   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  J.G. Heinrich BackofenWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jane Booth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eybler Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Johann Georg Heinrich Backofen (1768-1839) emerged as an influential performer, composer, theorist and instrument maker around the turn of the nineteenth century. Originally from Durlach, he moved to Nuremberg in 1780 to study music, in particular clarinet with H. Birckman and composition with Kapellmeister G.W. Gruber. He subsequently toured Europe (1789 to 1794) as a virtuoso clarinettist, spending time in Spain, France and Italy before moving to Darmstadt to take up positions at court. Later he became a chamber musician. Backofen also played the bassethorn, flute and harp, and his writings include rewarding and informative tutors for the harp (first edition 1801), clarinet and basset horn (first edition 1803). He founded a wind Read more instrument workshop in Darmstadt in 1815. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quintet for Clarinet and Stringsi B flat major, Op. 15 by J.G. Heinrich Backofen
Performer:  Jane Booth (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eybler Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: cira 1805 
2.
Quintet for Basset Horn and Strings in F major, Op. 9 by J.G. Heinrich Backofen
Performer:  Jane Booth (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eybler Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1803 
3.
Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jane Booth (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eybler Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 

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