DiDonato sings Mozart


  • Clarinet Concerto, and more

This CD includes:


  • Clarinet Concerto in A major, K622
  • Masonic Funeral Music in C minor, K477
  • Parto, parto, ma tu ben mio (from La Clemenza di Tito), sung by Ms. DiDonato
  • Adagio in B flat Major, K411

Performed by Erich Hoeprich (clarinet), and Joyce DiDonato (mezzo)

Supported by the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, conducted by Frans Brüggen

Several years ago, an ancient program for a concert given by Clarinetist Anton Stadler in March of 1794 was discovered, where he played the Mozart Clarinet Concerto. Amazingly, this old program includes an engraving of the special ‘Inventions Klarinette’, or basset clarinet, that Stadler had with him to play Mozart’s music. Up until that time, no one knew what the basset clarinet looked like, and it came as a shock to see a long instrument with a bulbous bell on the end.

This recording is the first time the work has been recorded on an instrument similar to the one that Stadler owned.


Here is Cecilia Bartoli, singing Mozart’s “Parto, Parto, Ma Tu Ben Mio”



And next here is Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A, 1st Movement: Allegro, performed by Clarinet Soloist Sharon Kam, with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Conducted by Manfred Honeck


Tags: Mozart, Parto, Parto Ma Tu Ben Mio, Joyce DiDonato, Clarinet Concerto

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