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Gems of the Clarinet

Gems of the Clarinet


Disc 1: Baermann


Disc 2: Hermstedt


The re-presentation of A Portrait of Heinrich Baermann and A Portrait of Simon Hermstedt in this specially priced Limited Edition Box Set.Both CDs incorporate both major repertoire and rare gems from the 18th and 19th centuries – an exciting period of development for the clarinet. The Baermann and Weber Quintets sit beside the Spohr Six German Songs and Mozart’s Aria from La Clemenza di Tito.

Victoria Samek – clarinet

with Elizabeth Ritchie – soprano Roger Heatonbasset horn

Julius Drake and Jennifer Purvis – piano

Duke String Quartet and The Mühlfeld Ensemble

  • Weber’s glorious Quintet – one of the cornerstones of the chamber repertoire
  • The two Konzertstück by Mendelssohn
  • Songs and Arias by Spohr and Mozart for soprano and featuring an obligato clarinet
  • Weber’s Seven Variations Op.33

These are just some of the highlights on this double album. With more than 150 minutes of music, this wonderful collection features masterpieces which will be cherished by any lover of classical music.

” What a splendid performance it receives (Weber Quintet). Victoria Soames has a beautifully rounded tone, a sensitive feeling for style, and a seemingly effortless technique.”
Musical Times

“Victoria Soames is the star of the disc ….. she performs with style and grace and is able to accompany the soprano where necessary, before stepping in to the limelight herself when needed.”
Classic CD

Playing Time: 153 mins.

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Additional information

Weight 125 g
CD and Download options

CD + Full download of both discs (flac & mp3), Full download of both discs (flac & mp3), Download of disc 1 (flac & mp3), Download of disc 2 (flac & mp3), Download 1-1 Mendelssohn: Konzertstucke no.1, Download 1-2 Baermann: Air Varie, Download 1-3 Weber: Clarinet Quintet, op.34 – 1.Allegro, Download 1-4 Weber: Clarinet Quintet, op.34 – 2.Fantasia, Download 1-5 Weber: Clarinet Quintet, op.34 – 3.Menuetto espressivo, Download 1-6 Weber: Clarinet Quintet, op.34 – 4.Rondo, Download 1-7 Weber: Seven Variations, op.33, Download 1-8 Baermann: Clarinet Quintet, op.23 – 1.Allegro non troppo, Download 1-9 Baermann: Clarinet Quintet, op.23 – 2.Adagio, Download 1-10 Baermann: Clarinet Quintet, op.23 – 3.Allegro, Download 1-11 Weber: Melodie, Download 1-12 Mendelssohn: Konzertstucke no.2, Download 2-1 Spohr: Sechs deutsche Lieder op.103 – no.1, Download 2-2 Spohr: Sechs deutsche Lieder op.103 – no.2, Download 2-3 Spohr: Sechs deutsche Lieder op.103 – no.3, Download 2-4 Spohr: Sechs deutsche Lieder op.103 – no.4, Download 2-5 Spohr: Sechs deutsche Lieder op.103 – no.5, Download 2-6 Spohr: Sechs deutsche Lieder op.103 – no.6, Download 2-7 Mozart arr. Bergman: Aria from La Clemenza di Tito, Download 2-8 Iwan Muller: Second Quartet in E minor – 1st movt, Download 2-9 Iwan Muller: Second Quartet in E minor – 2nd movt, Download 2-10 Spohr: Theme and Variations, Download 2-11 Ferdinand Paer: Una voce al cor mi parla, Download 2-12 Spohr: Recitativo and Aria Ich Bin Allein

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