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Mozart, Reger & Leitner: Clarinet Quintets / Reitmaier, Auner Quartet


Release Date: 02/02/2018 
Label:  Gramola   Catalog #: 99123  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartErnst Ludwig LeitnerMax Reger
Performer:  Simon Reitmaier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Auner Quartett
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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. Read more the fourth movement, being a variation movement, suggests. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Simon Reitmaier (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Auner Quartett
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Quintet for Clarinet and Strings "Metamorphoses on Motives by Mozart" by Ernst Ludwig Leitner
Performer:  Simon Reitmaier (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Auner Quartett
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Austria 
3.
Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, Op. 146 by Max Reger
Performer:  Simon Reitmaier (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Auner Quartett
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915; Germany 

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