Weber: Complete Works For Clarinet / Hilton, Et Al

Release Date: 2/13/2007
Label: Chandos
Catalog Number: CHAN 241-36
Conductor: Neeme Järvi
Number of Discs: 2

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CD
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$14.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
This new 2-CD set brings together Weber's complete works for clarinet, performed by Jane Hilton and accompanied by Keith Swallow, the Lindsay String Quartet and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Opening the CD is the famous Clarinet Quintet which Jane Hilton presents with freshness as well as subtlety bringing out the most in the music and fully exploiting the quality of the Chandos sound. She is ideally accompanied by the Lindsay String Quartet, providing the perfect balance of classical restraint and romantic ardour. The clarinet concertos of Weber make for some of his most appealing and characteristic music and of the early Nineteenth century repertoire, reminding the listener of Weber's special love for the clarinet. Janet Hilton certainly demonstrates with these performances that she is part of the tradition of great clarinettists who have performed Weber's challenging works, overcoming the technical tangles seemingly effortlessly and with great warmth of tone. Her outstanding performances of these rare works are presented in the only available complete collection, and offered for the bargain price of one mid-price disc. 'Janet Hilton plays with considerable authority and spirit...' (The Penguin Guide) 'Hilton's performances, Järvi's accompaniment, and Chandos' excellent recording combine to provide a satisfying musical experience.' (American Record Guide)
Works on This Recording
1. Concertino for Clarinet in E flat major, J 109/Op. 26 by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer: Janet Hilton (Clarinet)
Conductor: Neeme Järvi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1811 ; Munich, Germany
2. Concerto for Clarinet no 1 in F minor, J 114/Op. 73 by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer: Janet Hilton (Clarinet)
Conductor: Neeme Järvi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1811 ; Munich, Germany
3. Concerto for Clarinet no 2 in E flat major, J 118/Op. 74 by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer: Janet Hilton (Clarinet)
Conductor: Neeme Järvi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1811 ; Munich, Germany
4. Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B flat major, J 182/Op. 34 by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer: Bernard Gregor-Smith (Cello), Ronald Birks (Violin), Janet Hilton (Clarinet), Peter Cropper (Violin), Roger Bigley (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lindsay String Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1815 ; Germany
5. Grand Duo concertante for Clarinet and Piano in E flat major, J 204/Op. 48 by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer: Janet Hilton (Clarinet), Keith Swallow (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1815-1816 ; Germany
6. Variations (7) for Clarinet and Piano from "Silvana," J 128/Op 33 by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer: Janet Hilton (Clarinet), Keith Swallow (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1811 ; Germany
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