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Bernhard Henrik Crusell / Thea King, Members Of The Allegri String Quartet - Clarinet Quartets album

Bernhard Henrik Crusell / Thea King, Members Of The Allegri String Quartet - Clarinet Quartets album
  • Performer Bernhard Henrik Crusell
  • Title Clarinet Quartets
  • Date of release 1999
  • Country UK
  • Style Classical
  • Other formats MP2 WAV VOC MPC AA ASF MP3
  • Genre Classical
  • Size MP3 1933 mb
  • Size FLAC 1675 mb
  • Rating: 4.5
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Clarinet – Thea KIng. Composed By – Bernhard Henrik Crusell. Design – Terry Shannon (2). Engineer – Kenneth Wilkinson. Ensemble – Members Of The Allegri String Quartet. Executive-Producer – Edward Perry, Jessica Smart. Illustration – Constant Troyon. Liner Notes – Pamela Weston. Producer – Anthony Friese-Greene. Viola – Prudence Pacey. Violin – Peter Carter (3).

Clarinet – Thea KIng.

Bernhard Henrik Crusell:. Quartet for clarinet & strings No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 2. 1. Poco adagio - Allegro. Members of the Maggini String Quartet, Karl Schlechta. 2 in C minor, Op. 4. 5. Allegro molto agitato.

The clarinet quartets on this disc show him at his best, with the clarinet brought into relief in distinctive but unassuming ways. Consider the very first track, where the adagio introduction is played by the strings alone; the clarinet enters with the main allegro theme. Simple enough, but also unusual, and it generates momentum that Crusell handles expertly throughout the fairly long movement. Dutch clarinetist Henk de Graaf and accompanying players from the Daniel String Quartet are technically impressive and make neither more nor less of the music than is actually there. The digital sound is warm, pleasant, and clear.

Bernhard Henrik Crusell (15 October 1775 – 28 July 1838) was a Swedish-Finnish clarinetist, composer and translator, "the most significant and internationally best-known Finnish-born classical composer and indeed, - the outstanding Finnish composer before Sibelius". Crusell was born in Uusikaupunki (Swedish: Nystad), Finland, into a poor family of bookbinders.

GB. hyperion (UK classical).

Thea King - clarinet Members of the Allegri String Quartet: Peter Carter - violin Prudence Pacey - viola Bruno Schreker – cello. As one goes along in their classical-music journey, you eventually start moving beyond the "safeness" of the major composers and exploring the lesser-known "minor" composers - and often discovering soon enough some of the "hidden treasures" of the classical repertoire. And among some of these treasures are the clarinet concertos and the featured quartets on this CD by the Finnish-born virtuoso/composer, Bernhard Crusell. Thea King and the Allegri Quartet nicely match the exhuberant, yet ed flavor and poise of these works and bring a warmth of tone and tempo that greatly refreshes the spirit.

Tracklist

Clarinet Quartet No 1 In E Flat Major Op 2 (20:08)
1 Poco Adagio - Allegro 7:13
2 Romanza (Cantabile) 5:00
3 Menuetto (Allegro) - Trio 4:11
4 Rondo (Allegro Vivace) 3:42
Clarinet Quartet No 2 In C Minor Op 4 (18:05)
5 Allegro Molto Agitato 4:08
6 Menuetto - Trio 4:31
7 Pastorale (Un Poco Allegretto) 5:24
8 Rondo (Allegro) 4:01
Clarinet Quartet No 3 In D Major Op 7 (22:39)
9 Allegro Non Tanto 7:10
10 Un Poco Largo 5:28
11 Menuetto (Allegro) - Trio 4:51
12 Finale (Allegro) 5:08

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Hyperion Records Limited
  • Copyright (c) – Hyperion Records Limited

Credits

  • Cello – Bruno Schrecker
  • Clarinet – Thea KIng
  • Composed By – Bernhard Henrik Crusell
  • Design [Sleeve Design] – Terry Shannon
  • Engineer [Recording Engineer] – Kenneth Wilkinson
  • Ensemble – Members Of The Allegri String Quartet*
  • Executive-Producer – Edward Perry, Jessica Smart
  • Illustration [Sleeve Illustration] – Constant Troyon
  • Liner Notes – Pamela Weston
  • Producer [Recording Producer] – Anthony Friese-Greene
  • Viola – Prudence Pacey
  • Violin – Peter Carter

Notes

Duration 60'52
Made in England
Recorded on 6-9 April 1981.
℗ Hyperion Records Limited, London, 1988
© Hyperion Records Limited, London, 1999
Originally released on Hyperion CDA66077

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 034571150314
  • Label Code: LC 9451
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Rights Society: MCPS

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
A66077 Crusell* - Thea King, Members Of The Allegri String Quartet* Crusell* - Thea King, Members Of The Allegri String Quartet* - Clarinet Quartets ‎(LP) Hyperion A66077 UK 1983
CDH55031 Crusell* - Thea King, Members Of The Allegri String Quartet* Crusell* - Thea King, Members Of The Allegri String Quartet* - Clarinet Quartets ‎(CD, Album, RE) Helios CDH55031 UK 1999
CDH55031 Bernhard Henrik Crusell - Thea King, Members Of The Allegri String Quartet* Bernhard Henrik Crusell - Thea King, Members Of The Allegri String Quartet* - Clarinet Quartets ‎(CD, Album, RE) Helios CDH55031 Europe 1999
CDA66077 Crusell* - Thea King, Members Of The Allegri String Quartet* Crusell* - Thea King, Members Of The Allegri String Quartet* - Clarinet Quartets ‎(CD, Album) Hyperion CDA66077 UK 1988
KA66077 Crusell* - Thea King, Members Of The Allegri String Quartet* Crusell* - Thea King, Members Of The Allegri String Quartet* - Clarinet Quartets ‎(Cass, Dol) Hyperion KA66077 UK 1983