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La Scala Virtuoso

La Scala Virtuoso


Ludwig van Beethoven Trio in B flat op. 11 Johannes Brahms Sonata No. 1 in F minor op. 120 Mozart Clarinet Quintet KV581


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Luigi Amodio

An exciting historical recording featuring the playing of clarinettist Luigi Amodio.

Known principally for his playing in La Scala Opera Orchestra under Arturo Toscanini, Amodio produced nearly all his solo discs from just before the start of World War 2 until 1942 when his early death from cancer cut short his flourishing career. He travelled widely and played with all the major string quartets.

This valuable disc includes:

  • Beethoven’s masterful Clarinet Trio Op. 11
  • Brahms Sonata No.1 Op.120. The first European recording
  • Mozart Quintet in A K.581

Clarinet Classics has been in close touch with Amodio’s son Luciano, who has contributed to Malcolm McMillan’s notes.  This will add a special insight in to his father’s life.

The distinctive warm, rich sound that characterises Amodio’s playing is caught very much on these recordings – a valuable legacy from a past-master.

‘…a disc of great historical interest, and a fitting tribute to an artist well worth remembering.’

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Playing Time: 78 mins.



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Weight 0.234 kg


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