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The King Of Clarinet

Leister,Karl
Release Date: 05/14/2013 
Label:  Camerata Records   Catalog #: 99071/72   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Saverio MercadanteJohannes BrahmsFranz SchubertRobert Schumann,   ... 
Performer:  Karl LeisterFerenc BognárAnthony Spiri
Conductor:  Koji Toyoda
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 34 Mins. 

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32 movements from works for clarinet by Saverio Mercadante, Brahms, Berio, Widor, Schubert, Mozart, Schumann, Nielsen, von Weber, Paganini, Lutoslawski, Horovitz, Spohr, Stravinsky, Gade, etc. – Karl Leister, clarinet with assisting artists (DDD 76:01, 78:27)

This 2-CD recording (notes in Japanese only) is a compilation of recordings made by Karl Leister over his long career. The recording celebrates his 75th birthday.
32 movements from works for clarinet by Saverio Mercadante, Brahms, Berio, Widor, Schubert, Mozart, Schumann, Nielsen, von Weber, Paganini, Lutoslawski, Horovitz, Spohr, Stravinsky, Gade, etc. – Karl Leister, clarinet with assisting artists (DDD 76:01, 78:27)

This 2-CD recording (notes in Japanese only) is a compilation of recordings made by Karl Leister over his long career. The recording celebrates his 75th birthday.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Clarinet Concerto in B flat major, Op. 101: Allegro maestoso by Saverio Mercadante
Performer:  Karl Leister (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Koji Toyoda
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Gunma Music Center, Takasaki, Japan 
Length: 7 Minutes 48 Secs. 
2.
Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op. 115: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Karl Leister (Clarinet)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Austria 
Venue:  Teldec Studio, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 11 Minutes 46 Secs. 
3.
Der Neugierige ("Ich frage keine Blume"), song for voice & piano (Die schöne Müllerin), D. 795/6 (Op by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Ferenc Bognár (Piano), Karl Leister (Clarinet)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Austria 
Venue:  Konservatoriumsaal, Feldkirch, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
4.
Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Karl Leister (Clarinet), Ferenc Bognár (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Konservatoriumsaal, Feldkirch, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
5.
Ständchen, D 889 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Ferenc Bognár (Piano), Karl Leister (Clarinet)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Konservatoriumsaal, Feldkirch, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
6.
Phantasiestücke (3) for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 73: no 1, Zart und mit Ausdruck by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Ferenc Bognár (Piano), Karl Leister (Clarinet)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
Venue:  Konservatoriumsaal, Feldkirch, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
7.
Fantasistykke (Fantasy Piece), for clarinet & piano in G minor, FS 3h by Carl Nielsen
Performer:  Karl Leister (Clarinet), Ferenc Bognár (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881 
Venue:  Konservatoriumsaal, Feldkirch, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
8.
Clarinet Quintet in B flat major, Op. 34: Rondo (Allegro) by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Karl Leister (Clarinet)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1811-1815; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/02/1982 
Venue:  Teldec Studio, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 22 Secs. 
9.
Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 12 in A flat major by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Karl Leister (Clarinet)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1805; Italy 
Venue:  Studio Baumgarten, Vienna 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
10.
Dance Preludes for Clarinet and Piano: 1. Allegro molto by Witold Lutoslawski
Performer:  Ferenc Bognár (Piano), Karl Leister (Clarinet)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1954 
Venue:  Siemens Vila, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 55 Secs. 
11.
Dance Preludes for Clarinet and Piano: 4. Andante by Witold Lutoslawski
Performer:  Ferenc Bognár (Piano), Karl Leister (Clarinet)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1954 
Venue:  Siemens Vila, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
12.
Dance Preludes for Clarinet and Piano: 5. Allegro molto by Witold Lutoslawski
Performer:  Ferenc Bognár (Piano), Karl Leister (Clarinet)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1954 
Venue:  Siemens Vila, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
13.
Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano: Con brio by Joseph Horovitz
Performer:  Ferenc Bognár (Piano), Karl Leister (Clarinet)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1981 
Venue:  Konservatoriumsaal, Feldkirch, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
14.
Romanze for violin & piano in B flat major, WoO 26 (no autograph) by Louis Spohr
Performer:  Ferenc Bognár (Piano), Karl Leister (Clarinet)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805 
Venue:  Konservatoriumsaal, Feldkirch, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 25 Secs. 
15.
Pieces (3) for Clarinet solo by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Karl Leister (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Switzerland 
Venue:  Studio Baumgarten, Vienna 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
16.
Utpala, for clarinet by Akira Nishimura
Performer:  Karl Leister (Clarinet)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin 
Length: 10 Minutes 5 Secs. 
17.
Elegy for Clarinet and Piano, K 286 by Ferruccio Busoni
Performer:  Ferenc Bognár (Piano), Karl Leister (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; Germany 
Venue:  Konservatoriumsaal, Feldkirch, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
18.
Quartet for Clarinet and Strings no 1 in E flat major, Op. 2: 4th movement, Rondo "Allegro vivace" by Bernhard Henrik Crusell
Performer:  Karl Leister (Clarinet)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1803; Sweden 
Venue:  Studio Baumgarten, Vienna 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
19.
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano: Romanza by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Ferenc Bognár (Piano), Karl Leister (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; France 
Venue:  Studio Baumgarten, Vienna 
Length: 4 Minutes 52 Secs. 
20.
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano: Allegro con fuoco by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Ferenc Bognár (Piano), Karl Leister (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; France 
Venue:  Studio Baumgarten, Vienna 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
21.
Sonata No. 9 in F major: Adagio by Xavier Lefèvre
Performer:  Ferenc Bognár (Piano), Karl Leister (Clarinet)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Konservatoriumsaal, Feldkirch, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 55 Secs. 
22.
Introduction, Theme and Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra in B flat major by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Karl Leister (Clarinet), Ferenc Bognár (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Venue:  Konservatoriumsaal, Feldkirch, Austria 
Length: 12 Minutes 10 Secs. 
23.
Introduction et Rondo for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 72 by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  Karl Leister (Clarinet), Ferenc Bognár (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1898; France 
Venue:  Studio Baumgarten, Vienna 
Length: 7 Minutes 33 Secs. 
24.
Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Karl Leister (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Koji Toyoda
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Gunma Music Center, Takasaki, Japan 
Length: 7 Minutes 55 Secs. 
25.
Allegro for Clarinet and String Quartet in Bb, K Anh. 91 (516c) [Fragment] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Karl Leister (Clarinet)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin 
Length: 7 Minutes 47 Secs. 
26.
Lied for Clarinet solo by Luciano Berio
Performer:  Karl Leister (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1983; Italy 
Venue:  Studio Baumgarten, Vienna 
Length: 5 Minutes 26 Secs. 
27.
Albumblatt for Clarinet and Piano in E flat major by Max Reger
Performer:  Anthony Spiri (Piano), Karl Leister (Clarinet)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1902; Germany 
Venue:  Siemens Vila, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
28.
Tarantella for Clarinet and Piano in G minor by Max Reger
Performer:  Anthony Spiri (Piano), Karl Leister (Clarinet)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1902; Germany 
Venue:  Siemens Vila, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
29.
Tema con variazioni, for clarinet & piano by Jean Françaix
Performer:  Ferenc Bognár (Piano), Karl Leister (Clarinet)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1974 
Venue:  Studio Baumgarten, Vienna 
Length: 8 Minutes 0 Secs. 
30.
Fantasias for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 43: Ballade; Moderato by Niels Gade
Performer:  Karl Leister (Clarinet), Ferenc Bognár (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Studio Baumgarten, Vienna 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 

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