Weber: Complete Works for Clarinet

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Weber: Complete Works for Clarinet
Janet Hilton (clarinet) / City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Neeme Jarvi / Lindsay String Quartet / Keith Swallow (piano)

[ Chandos / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Monday 1 January 2007

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'Janet Hilton's is a very fine performance. The slow movements are ruminative and beautifully played.'


'Janet Hilton's is a very fine performance. The slow movements are ruminative and beautifully played.'

'…[Janet Hilton] has a fresh, engaging enjoyment of works that do need plenty of wit, charm and sparkle.'

This new 2-CD set brings together Weber's complete works for clarinet, performed by Janet Hilton and accompanied by Keith Swallow, the Lindsay String Quartet and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Janet Hilton presents the famous Clarinet Quintet with freshness as well as subtlety bringing out the most in the music and fully exploiting the quality of the Chandos sound. She is perfectly accompanied by the Lindsay String Quartet, providing the perfect balance of classical restraint and romantic ardour.

The clarinet concertos of Weber make for some of his most appealing and characteristic music and of the early Nineteenth century repertoire, reminding the listener of Weber's special love for the clarinet. Janet Hilton certainly demonstrates with these performances that she is part of the tradition of great clarinettists who have performed Weber's challenging works, overcoming the technical tangles seemingly effortlessly and with great warmth of tone.

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Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra, Op. 26 (J 109) in C minor
Clarinet Concerto No. 1, Op. 73 (J 114) in F minor
Clarinet Concerto No. 2, Op. 74 (J 155)
Clarinet Quintet in B flat major, Op. 34 (J 182)
Grand duo concertant in E flat major, Op. 48 (J 204)
Variations on a Theme from 'Silvana', Op. 33 (J 128)