Weber & Bruch: Works for Clarinet, Viola and Orchestra
Dimitri Ashkenazy and Anton Kholodenko (viola) are the soloists in the concerts by Carl Maria von Weber and Max Bruch. The concertino is Weber´s first effort for the clarinet and requires first rate technical command of the instrument - a charming piece, and one of his best clarinet compositions. Bruch´s double concerto op. 88 for clarinet, viola & orchestra is highly enjoyable music and will be a new addition to most listeners' knowledge.