CASPAR KUMMER (1795-1870): Concertino in C for Flute, Clarinet and Piano, Op. 101, Von Dir! die Sternlein, die sprachen die fanze Nacht for Flute, Clarinet and Piano, Op. 127, Adagio and Variations for Basset Horn and Piano, Op. 45, 2 Duets for Flute and Clarinet, Op. 46, Trio for Flute, Clarinet and Bassoon, Op. 32.
Catalogue Number: 08P032
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Highly esteemed as a flutist, Kummer also began writing for the clarinet as it became more popular at the beginning of the Romantic period. But forget the opus numbers above: the oldest, most Romantic and technically demanding work here is the Op. 32 trio from 1864; the remainder are bright, attractive pieces in salon style with the Op. 45 Variations (1817) a very rewarding work for an instrument about to vanish from fashion about the time of this composition. Italian Classical Consort; Luigi Magistrelli (clarinet, basset horn).