FRANZ ANTON DIMLER (1753-1827): Clarinet Concertos in B, E Flat and B.
Catalogue Number: 11X023
Reference: 555 209-2
Description: A horn player and later double bassist, Dimler was a member of the Mannheim Court Orchestra. The focus in these clarinet concertos (one is undated but the others are from 1795 and 1796) is always on the highly virtuosic solo parts, while the orchestral accompaniment exercises a subordinate function. The soloist has the opportunity to display his brilliance with passagework, arpeggios, and shifts of register and makes all the colors of the clarinet shine over its whole tonal gamut. Nikolaus Friedrich (clarinet), Kurpfälzisches Chamber Orchestra Mannheim; Johannes Willig.