«Concertante: Virtuosic Wind Concertos»
|Agostino Belloli||Concerto for clarinet, horn and orchestra.|
|Franz Danzi||Concertino for clarinet, bassoon and orchestra B flat major, Op. 47.|
|Louis Emmanuel Jadin||Symphonie Concertante for clarinet, horn, bassoon and orchestra.|
|Ignaz Lachner||Concertino for horn, bassoon and orchestra, Op. 43.|
Sinfonietta Riga – Claus Efland.
All pieces on this CD, were selected in the same context: we had three soloists with three very different instruments – horn, clarinet and bassoon. All three play in the Danish wind quintet “Carion”. So they know each other very well, also musically. I had often worked with the horn player in Denmark and thus the idea occurred to us to do a project together. But we didn’t want yet another recording of the clarinet concertos by Mozart and Weber. When scouting around for a suitable repertoire for the CD, we came across these very different pieces, and, what is more, with very unusual combinations of instruments.