In the second volume of the well-received series of historical clarinet recordings there are some rare and some well-known gems. Schubert’s “Shepherd on the Rock” in a classic recording by Reginald Kell with the outstanding soprano Elisabeth Schumann. First recording made in German. Benny Goodman plays Debussy’s “Premiere Rhapsodie”. A cylinder recording of “Home Sweet Home” made by the outstanding English virtuoso of the first half of this century, Charles Draper. The first recording of Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet, of extraordinary historical interest. A fascinating document to all those interested in the clarinet and its recorded history.
La Garde Republicaine: Weber – Concertino
Frederick Thurston: Philip Browne – A Truro Maggot; Charles Lloyd – Gigue; Boldassare Galuppi arr Harold Craxton – Sonata in A minor Op.1 No.3 Largo; Sonata in C major Op.1 No.1 Allegro-Giocoso
Reginald Kell: Schubert – Der Hirt auf dem Felsen
Philip Dreisbach: Spohr – Concerto No.2 Adagio; Mozart – Clarinet Concerto KV622 Adagio
Rene Verney: Graffeuil – Fignolette
Louis Cahuzac: Magani – Mazurka-Caprice
Benny Goodman: Debussy – Premiere Rapsodie
Phil Cardew: Khachaturian – Trio (1st Movt)
Auguste Perier: Bournonville – Fantasie-Impromptu
Prof. Cicotti: Donizetti – Concerto-Maria Padilla
Paolo del Pistoia: Mozart – Quintet KV581 Larghetto
Charles Draper: Brahms – Quintet Op.115 Allegro & Adagio-piu lento. Payne/Bishop: Variations on Home Sweet Home.
‘Discs of considerable fascination.’
Playing Time: 78 mins.