HENRI JOSEPH DE CROES (1758-1842): Clarinet Concerto in B Flat (Vlad Weverbergh [clarinet], Southwest German Chamber Orchestra Pforzheim; Sebastian Tewinkel), 17 Partias for 2 Clarinets, 2 Violas and Double Bass (Weverbergh, Jaan Bossier (clarinets), Diderik Suys, Sander Geerts (violas), Jan Buysschaert (double bass).
Catalogue Number: 07N044
Reference: ADC BH 048-2
Description: Here's some clarinet repertoire Dieter Klöcker didn't get to first! The Brussels-born De Croes wrote his concerto in 1790, a three-movement work of sunny disposition and attractive melodies which doesn't plumb the depths of Mozart's but whose does? The unusually-scored Partias date from 1780-88 and 1794 (this appears to be only a selection) and are firmly in the outdoor-music style of that genre.