The Clarinet As Prima Donna

Roeland Hendrikx, Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie

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Format: CD

Cat No: EPRC0053

Release Date:  19 May 2023

Label:  EPR-Classic

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  0608917724028

Genres:  Classical  Solo Instrumental  

  • Description

    This recording celebrates Carl Maria von Weber's unrivalled talent to turn the clarinet into an opera diva, to make it talk, sing, cry and shine. Belgian virtuoso Roeland Hendrikx also teams up with award-winning arranger Andreas Tarkmann and the Rheinische Philharmonie to solve a number of other riddles surrounding "the first German Romantic".

    What was the division of labour between Weber and his clarinettist of choice, Heinrich Baermann?

    How much Baermann do we have to scrape off to meet the real Weber? And crucially, how much Tarkmann do we have to inject to find the full Weber?

    "Tilkin conducts the Rheinische Philharmonie sympathetically, and Hendrikx plays brilliantly throughout, rattling off the dizzying final pages of the Second Concerto at breakneck speed." – BBC Music Magazine (Performance 4 STARS, Recording 4 STARS)

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Weber: Clarinet Concerto No. 1 op. 73 - I. Allegro
      • 2. II. Adagio ma non troppo
      • 3. III. Rondo. Allegretto
      • 4. Weber: Der Freischutz: Aria of Agathe 'Leise, leise, fromme Weise" (Arr. By Andreas Tarkmann)
      • 5. Weber: Clarinet Concerto No. 2 op. 74 - I. Allegro
      • 6. II. Andante con moto
      • 7. III. Alla Polacca
      • 8. Weber: Variations on a theme from the opera Silvana, Op. 33 (Arr. by Rainer Schottstadt)