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Clarinet Concerto No 3 in B flat major, Op 11


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

Le premier mouvement de l’Opus 11 contient trois thèmes. Crusell emploie ici le registre du chalumeau de façon particulièrement judicieuse. Le mouvement lent est le mouvement le plus long et le plus profond de ses trois concertos. Crusell prend soin ici de fournir une cadence explicite, alors qu’il ne donne ni cadence ni point d’arrêt dans l’Opus 1. Le dernier mouvement est une forme rondo-sonate, cette fois dans le plus pur style de la polacca.

extrait des notes rédigées par Stephen Johnson © 1994
Français: Jean-Paul Metzger

Der erste Satz von Op. 11 besitzt drei Themen. Hier setzt Crusell das Chalumeauregister besonders wirkungsvoll ein. Der langsame Satz ist der längste in seinen drei Konzerten und auch der scharfsinnigste. Crusell versieht diesen Satz mit einer ausgeschriebenen Kadenz, Op. 1 dagegen enthält weder eine Kadenz noch einen Kadenzpunkt. Der letzte Satz ist in der Sonaten- Rondoform und vom Stil her tatsächlich polacca-artig.

aus dem Begleittext von Stephen Johnson © 1994
Deutsch: Meckie Hellary


Crusell: Clarinet Concertos
CDH55203Last few CD copies remaining


Movement 1: Allegro risoluto
Movement 2: Andante moderato
Movement 3: Alla polacca

Track-specific metadata for CDH55203 track 7

Allegro risoluto
Recording date
18 January 1982
Recording venue
St Barnabas's Church, North Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Walter Gray & Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Kenneth Wilkinson
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    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: April 1986
    Deletion date: March 1994
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    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: March 1994
    Deletion date: May 2004
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    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: January 2005
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