“Weber: Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 and Quintetto”
|Carl Maria von Weber||
Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 73,
Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E flat Major, Op. 74,
Gran Quintetto for Clarinet & Strings in B flat, Op. 43.
Gervase de Peyer (Clarinet), David Glazer (Clarinet).
London Symphony Orchestra – Sir Colin Davis,
Melos Ensemble of London – Jörg Faerber,
Württemburg Chamber Orchestra, Heilbronn – Jörg Faerber.
(Conc.1) “The F minor Concerto produces a warm, musical tone while the playing, both on the part of the soloist and the orchestra, is very good -Glazer is refreshingly free from excessive vibrato and is an expressive player…music and performance alike give genuine pleasure.” (Conc.2 & Quintetto): Weber’s clarinet music is a great favourite with players …thus when really writing a clarinet concerto he could hardly fail to make it effective… De Peyer plays superlatively, expounding equally effectively both brilliance and poetry, in whatever proportions they may be mixed …difficult to exaggerate the pleasure of having these two concertos in such excellent performances” (Gramophone)