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Hyperion Records

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Bridge in an Italian landscape by Adam Pynacker (1622-1673)
Reproduced by kind permission of The Governors of Dulwich Picture Gallery, London
Track(s) taken from CDH55203
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: 25 minutes 38 seconds

Clarinet Concerto No 3 in B flat major, Op 11

Allegro risoluto  [11'12]
Andante moderato  [6'23]
Alla polacca  [8'03]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The first movement of Op 11 has three themes. Crusell here uses the chalumeau register to particularly good effect. The slow movement is the longest of his three concertos and the most profound. Crusell provides a written-out cadenza for this movement, whereas in Op 1 he gives neither cadenza nor cadence point. The final movement is in sonata-rondo form and in true polacca style.

from notes by Stephen Johnson © 1994

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