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Clarinet Quartet No 3 in D major, Op 7
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Recordings
'Crusell: Clarinet Quartets' (CDH55031)
Crusell: Clarinet Quartets
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55031  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
Details
Movement 1: Allegro non tanto
Track 9 on CDH55031 [7'10] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 2: Un poco Largo
Track 10 on CDH55031 [5'28] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 3: Menuetto (Allegro) -Trio
Track 11 on CDH55031 [4'51] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 4: Finale (Allegro)
Track 12 on CDH55031 [5'08] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Clarinet Quartet No 3 in D major, Op 7
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The last quartet is the only work apart from the aria From Ganges’ beauteous Strands (written circa 1824) in which Crusell used a clarinet in A. He had a ‘pièce de rechange’ in A for his own instrument and in 1802 gave the first known performance after publication of Mozart’s Concerto. His Op 7 is the most positive and advanced of the three quartets. He wrote to Peters that Bernhard Romberg felt it to be one of his best compositions. The outer movements have a flamboyant and military flavour as befits its dedicatee. A splendid foil is given to this by the elaborate slow movement, with its touchingly beautiful coda. There is a strong influence of Weber’s Clarinet Quintet (published in 1816) in this work, especially in the first movement’s second theme and the finale’s repeated-note figures. The two composers met at Dresden in 1822 and took a great liking to each other.

from notes by Pamela Weston © 1999

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Details for CDH55031 track 11
Menuetto (Allegro) -Trio
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-88-07711
Duration
4'51
Recording date
9 April 1981
Recording venue
St Barnabas's Church, North Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Anthony Friese-Greene
Recording engineer
Kenneth Wilkinson
Hyperion usage
  1. Crusell: Clarinet Quartets (CDA66077)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: January 1989
    Deletion date: October 1999
    Superseded by CDH55031
  2. Crusell: Clarinet Quartets (CDH55031)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: October 1999
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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