Meyer’s Clarinet


  • Clarinet Concertos.

In early 1811 Carl Maria von Weber met the brilliant clarinetist Heinrich Bärmann. Their friendship produced the Concertino in E flat major and then the concertos in F minor and E flat. Weber’s Clarinet Quintet, a similarly inventive work, was first heard in 1815. Here are the tracks on this recording: Weber:

  • Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 73
  • Clarinet Concertino in E flat major, Op. 26
  • Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E flat Major, Op. 74
  • Clarinet Quintet in B flat major, Op. 34, J182, version for string orchestra.

Performed by Sabine Meyer (clarinet), with the Staatskapelle Dresden, Herbert Blomstedt conducting. Sabine Meyer brings her amazing artistry to all four of these creative, engaging and often dazzling pieces of early Romanticism. Here is Sabine Meyer performing the Concerto for clarinet #1 by Weber:   And here she is with the Hagen Quartet performing the beautiful Mozart Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major. Listen to the fine musicianship, the phrasing, and the sensitive interplay between instruments. A real joy!   Tags: Carl Maria von Weber, Sabine Meyer, concertos, Heinrich Bärmann, Mozart, Staatskapelle Dresden, Herbert Blomstedt