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Austrian clarinet player Simon Reitmaier and Auner Quartet dedicate this album to three clarinet quintets from different epochs. The Clarinet Quintet K. 581 by W. A. Mozart counts as the first work of this genre, but at the same time is already a highlight of its kind. Originally composed for his fellow mason Anton Stadler and his bassett clarinet, this work exemplifies the significance of Mozarts oeuvre, influencing his posterity until today. As such, the Larghetto of Mozarts quintet inspired composer and organist Ernst Ludwig Leitner, born 1943 in Wels, Austria, to compose his clarinet quintet as part of his series “Metamorphoses after W. A. Mozart” that premiered in 1996. Max Regers clarinet quintet is also inspired by Mozart, as e. g.
the fourth movement, being a variation movement, suggests. Read less
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