This collection brings together a wide range of players and music. Re-mastered from the original 78s and put on CD in many cases, for the first time. Including recordings dating back to 1903 by Manual Gomez, Renard Quartet from 1915, the first ever recording of Debussy’s Premiere Rapsodie dated c.1933, Reginald Kell playing Schumann and Benny Goodman plays Mozart. These are just some of the highlights in this invaluable collection of some of the earliest recordings the great renowned clarinet players of the past.
Manuel Gomez: Verdi/Bassi – Caro Nome (Rigoletto); Boisdeffre – Chanson Napolitan. Charles Draper: Mohr – Air Varie; Weber – Concertino. Haydn Draper: Mozart – Concerto KV622 (2nd Movt). Renard Quartet: Charles Renard – marche Grotesque. Reginald Kell: Schumann – Fantasiestucke. Frederick Thurston & Ralph Clarke: Alan Frank – Suite; Bliss – Quintet (4th movt). Adolf Umbach: Bassi -Melodie dei Puritani. Carl Esberger: Weber – Concerto No.1 (1st Movt). Romolo Quaranta: Benedict – Canravele di Venezia. Anthony Giameo & Fred Brisset: Baermann – Duo Concertante Op.33. Benny Goodman: Mozart – Quintet KV581 (4th Movt). Gaston Hamelin: Debussy – Premiere Rapsodie. Auguste Perier: Marty – Premiere Fantasie. Henri Lefebvre: Meister – Erwin.
To be without this CD on one’s record shelves would be like a library missing out on the Bible and Shakespeare. Run don’t walk to your nearest record dealer.’
Clarinet & Saxophone Society
‘Discs of considerable fascination.’
Running Time: 78 mins.