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Track(s) taken from CDA66199

Clarinet Quintet in A major, K581

composer
29 September 1789

Dame Thea King (basset clarinet), Gabrieli String Quartet
Recording details: July 1985
St Barnabas's Church, North Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Mike Clements
Release date: December 1986
Total duration: 32 minutes 58 seconds

Cover artwork: Herdsmen with Cows (detail) by Aelbert Cuyp (1620-1691)
Reproduced by kind permission of The Governors of Dulwich Picture Gallery, London
 
1
Allegro  [9'17]
2
Larghetto  [7'05]
3
4

Reviews

'Excellent accounts of both these masterworks have never been scarce but one would have to search long and hard to find any that surpassed these … A treasurable release. Beautifully inflected, immaculately phrased, subtly coloured and impeccably responsive as well as eloquent' (BBC Music Magazine Top 1000 CDs Guide)

'Winning performances. Excellent recording' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

'A very desirable record' (The Daily Telegraph)

'It is hard to imagine more affecting, stylish readings' (International Record Review)

'Exquisite interpretations, superb musicianship and natural recorded sound prove an entrancing combination' (Classic FM Magazine)

'A delight' (Hi-Fi News)

'Truly, music of the Gods' (Daily Express)

'Outstanding' (Which CD)

'65 minutes of pure, unclouded pleasure, deserving the widest possible hearing' (Punch)
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