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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDD22017
Recording details: December 1981
St Barnabas's Church, North Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Kenneth Wilkinson
Release date: September 1987
Total duration: 9 minutes 16 seconds

'A winner' (Gramophone)

'This collection of lesser-known works is very enjoyable and Thea King's playing is excellent throughout' (BBC Music Magazine)

'A thoroughly engaging programme of forgotten music all played with skill and real charm and excellently recorded' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

'Without question, this release should be on the shelf of every serious student and teacher of the clarinet' (Fanfare, USA)

Concert Piece for clarinet, basset horn and orchestra in D minor, Op 114
January 1833

Presto  [2'05]
Andante  [3'18]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Opus 114 has an exuberant light-hearted opening full of carefree banter, technically most demanding in matter of ensemble. This is followed by a quieter and more sombre mood with horns and strings which leads to the basset horn in arpeggio writing contrasting with the flowing clarinet melody, the instruments moving together as a pair or in imitation of one another. The finale is a gay canter, full of obvious enjoyment in which the technical resources of the solo instruments are exploited to the limit, concluding with a brilliant duet cadenza.

from notes by Hyperion Records Ltd © 1989

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