Hyperion Records

Concerto for two clarinets No 1 in B flat major, Op 27
Concerto No 1, Op 27, is scored for strings with two flutes, two bassoons and two horns. The first movement themes have a strong rhythmical foundation, giving the soloists scope for decoration. With the arrival of the second subject the strings melt away, abandoning the soloists to the company of two bassoons. The second movement, a tender Adagio, is interrupted by a menacing switch to the minor, with ominous off-beat semiquavers in the strings. Tranquillity is restored, however, in time for the light-hearted Rondo, which, despite its virtuoso demands on the soloists, qualifies for the present-day category of ‘easy listening’.

from notes by Michael Freyhan © 1991

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Details for CDH55188 track 1
Recording date
21 March 1991
Recording venue
St Barnabas's Church, North Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Süssmayr & Tausch: Clarinet Concertos (CDA66504)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: February 1992
    Deletion date: July 2004
    Superseded by CDH55188
  2. Tausch: Double Clarinet Concertos; Süssmayr: Concerto movement (CDH55188)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: September 2004
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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