Clarinet Quintets

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Clarinet Quintets
Thea King (clarinet) / the Britten String Quartet

[ Hyperion Helios / CD ]

Release Date: Wednesday 6 June 2001

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"There's plenty of lively, affectionate musicianship in these performances - all warmly and intimately recorded."
***** Five Stars BBC Music Magazine (Aug 2001)

This unfamiliar repertoire will be welcomed by all who love the clarinet in a chamber music setting but only ever hear the Mozart and Brahms Quintets. Thea King introduces the pieces to the listener with her customary sensitive and fluid playing and the Britten Quartet is on top form.


Quintet in E flat major [23'38]
for clarinet, violin, two violas and cello, Op 57

Allegro [8'22]
Menuetto: Allegretto [6'31]
Larghetto [4'24]
Finale: Allegro vivace [4'18]
ROBERT FUCHS (1847-1927)
Quintet in E flat major [29'26]
for clarinet and string quartet, Op 102

Allegro molto moderato [9'48]
Allegro scherzando [6'01]
Andante sostenuto [6'50]
Allegretto grazioso [7'09]
Two Fantasies for clarinet and string quartet
No 1 in G minor

Allegro moderato (alla Marcia) - Andante - Allegro [11'37]
No 2 in F major

Allegro piacevole - Adagio - Quasi presto - Tempo primo [14'24]