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Track(s) taken from CDH55203

Clarinet Concerto No 1 in E flat major, Op 1

composer

Dame Thea King (clarinet), London Symphony Orchestra, Alun Francis (conductor)
Recording details: January 1982
St Barnabas's Church, North Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Walter Gray & Andrew Keener
Engineered by Kenneth Wilkinson
Release date: April 1986
Total duration: 22 minutes 52 seconds

Cover artwork: Bridge in an Italian landscape by Adam Pynacker (1622-1673)
Reproduced by kind permission of The Governors of Dulwich Picture Gallery, London
 
1
Allegro  [11'22]
2
Adagio  [4'25]
3
Allegretto  [7'05]

The lively and beautiful first movement of Op 1 contains three themes of diverse character. This is followed by a very slow and comparatively uncomplex Adagio movement of only forty-eight bars including a codetta. There follows a rondo containing three episodes. Although the rondo is in duple time it is characterized by a strong skipping rhythm generally associated with the triple-time polacca.

from notes by Stephen Johnson © 1994

L’Opus 1 s’ouvre sur un mouvement animé d’une grande beauté contenant trois thèmes aux caractères variés. Le deuxième mouvement, un Adagio très lent et assez simple par rapport à celui qui le précède, ne compte que quarante-huit mesures, y compris la conclusion. Il est suivi d’un rondo contenant trois épisodes. Bien qu’il soit dans une mesure à deux temps, ce rondo est caractérisé par un rythme sautillant très marqué généralement associé à la mesure à trois temps de la polacca.

extrait des notes rédigées par Stephen Johnson © 1994
Français: Jean-Paul Metzger

Der lebhafte, reizvolle erste Satz von Op. 1 enthält drei Themen verschiedenen Charakters. Dem folgt ein sehr langsamer und relativ unkomplizierter Adagiosatz mit nur achtundvierzig Takten einschließlich der Kodetta. Obwohl das anschließende Rondo mit drei Zwischensätzen im Zweiertakt geschrieben ist, wird es durch einen starken, hüpfenden Rhythmus charakterisiert, der normalerweise mit der polacca im Dreiertakt verbunden wird.

aus dem Begleittext von Stephen Johnson © 1994
Deutsch: Meckie Hellary

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