CHARLES KOECHLIN (1867-1942): Les Confidences d'un Jouer de Clarinette, Op. 141 for Clarinet, 4 Horns, Flute, 3 Violins, Viola, Cello and Double Bass, BOHUSLAV MARTINU (1890-1959): Serenade No. 1 in A Minor for Clarinet, Horn, 3 Violins and Viola, H 217, Quartet for Clarinet, Horn, Cello and Side-Drum in C, H 139, CARL NIELSEN (1865-1931): Serenata in vano for Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Cello and Double Bass, Canto serioso for Horn, Violin, 2 Violas, Cello and Double Bass, LUCIANO BERIO (1925-2003): Musica Leggera for Clarinet, Horn, Cello and Tambourine.

Catalogue Number: 08L060

Label: Supraphon

Reference: SU 3998-2

Format: CD

Price: $18.98

Description: Koechlin's 1934 Confidences, now getting its third recording on CD (although here there are only 14 of its 18 movements - the part for recitation is gone) was for a 50-minute film made up of dialogue and musical insertions based on a short story about a love triangle involving a clarinettist, his female cousin and his best friend Waldhorn (a horn player, of course). The two Martinu pieces are quite rare and the arragement of Nielsen's Canto serioso (originally for horn and piano) is entertaining; the little, two-minute Berio arrangement delightful. Radek BaborĂ¡k (horn), Wenzel Fuchs (clarinet), Baborak Ensemble.


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