No timbral difference separates this midprice reissue of one of the best-loved concertos by Mozart from its previous, full-priced equivalent. There's a bit more ambience and warmth and less stridency on top. If you own the original CD, there's no need to replace it, but first-time buyers should snap up these sensitive, stylish performances in their Great Recordings of the Century guise. One of the main attractions is the extended compass and deliciously "woody" tone of Sabine Meyer's basset clarinet. The clarinetist's fleet, effortless dispatch of the Clarinet Concerto's outer movements is a delight to the ear, and her improvised (or so they seem!) flourishes fit into their environment as if Mozart had written them himself.
Soft and cantabile, with sparkling virtuosity: we owe it to the internationally celebrated soloistSabine Meyer that the clarinet has conquered the world's concert stages as a solo instrument.
Sabine Meyer is one of the world's most renowned instrumental soloists. Her career has taken her from the orchestra pit as a member of both the Bavarian Radio Symphony and the Berlin Philharmonic to the height of solo stardom. It is partly due to her that the clarinet as a solo instrument recaptured the attention of the concert platform.
"This 2006 EMI recording of the second of two Concertos for two clarinets by Moravian composer Franz Krommer features the perfectly complementary playing of Sabine Meyer and Julian Bliss. (…) Accompanied with skill and grace by the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields led by Kenneth Sillito and recorded with clarity and fidelity by producer John Fraser, this disc will remind listeners why Meyer is considered one of the greatest living clarinetists and introduce listeners to a great young clarinetist."
2007 seventeen CD set. In her day Marcelle Meyer was the doyenne of French piano. Cortot admired her and she performed with the likes of Ravel and Couperin. She had a vast repertoire that extended from the Baroque to contemporary composers like Stravinsky and she left a considerable recorded legacy.
"…Zusammen mit den vorzüglichen Wiener Streichern gelang eine tonlich ungemein schöne und ebenmäßige Interpretation, die allerdings dramatischen Tiefgang vermissen läßt. Die ganz anders geartete musikalische Grundstimmung des Hornquintetts wird adäquat umgesetzt: Draufgängerische Musizierlaune in den schnellen Ecksätzen und herrliche Kantilenen im zweiten Satz gelingen dem technisch sowie auch musikalisch souveränen Schweizer Hornisten Bruno Schneider, die Mitglieder des Wiener Streichsextetts verstehen es auch hier, den entsprechenden kammermusikalischen Ton zu treffen…" ~AUDIO
Sabine Meyer is a German classical clarinetist. (…) By the 1990s, she had become one of the most notable solo clarinetists, and has released many recordings since then. She records exclusively with the EMI label and can often be heard on classical radio stations.