Mozart & Weber Quintets


Julian Bliss joins the Carducci String Quartet in performances of two seminal works – Weber’s Clarinet Quintet in B flat Major, Op. 34 and Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K.581.

Performance ★★★★ Recording ★★★★ Bliss tackles the score with a piercingly pure, vibrato less tone – BBC Music Magazine

Aesthetically sensitive and technically excellent… this is a performance that carries with it a weight of authority from all musicians – Classical Ear

This is the second collaboration on disc between Bliss and the Carducci String Quartet, following the 2016 release of David Bruce’s Gumboots and Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet (SIGCD448):

Here’s a double delight. First, an engaging new work which deserves a place in the chamber repertory; second, a passionate account of Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet which can hold its head high against starrier competition…Bliss is in his element…for forthright Brahms and a toe-tapping new work, this is strongly recommended – Gramophone

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Julian Bliss clarinet

Carducci String Quartet

RELEASE DATE: 26/10/2018


BARCODE: 635212055229

Clarinet Quintet in B flat Major, J182 Op. 34

Carl Maria von Weber

1. Allegro

2. Fantasia – Adagio ma non troppo

3. Minuetto Capriccio – Presto

4. Rondo – Allegro giocoso

Clarinet Quintet in A Major K.581

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

5. Allegro

6. Larghetto

7. Menuetto – Trio I – Trio II

8. Allegretto con Variazioni