Weber: Clarinet Concertos. David Shifrin, clarinet; David Golub, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto. Delos DE 3220.Weber: Clarinet Concertos. David Shifrin David Shifrin (b. January 1, 1950) is an American classical clarinetist. Performances
He has performed clarinet concertos with many major orchestras around the world. , clarinet; David Golub David Golub, pianist and conductor, was born March 22, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois, USA and died of lung cancer on October 16, 2000 in Milan, Italy. Biography
Golub moved with his family to Dallas, Texas when he was five years old. , Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto. Delos DE 3220.
I have become a little wary of discs that bear the "Dolby Surround A digital audio encoding system from Dolby that provides four channels. Derived from the Dolby Stereo technology used in movie theaters, Dolby Surround was introduced in the early 1980s for video soundtracks, audio cassettes, CDs, TV broadcasts, video games and PC software. " designation. When played through a regular two-channel system, they have too often sounded muddy or over-reverberant. Not so here. This new Delos recording is clear as a bell, with a good stereo spread, orchestral depth, and, for added realism, just a hint of hall resonance. More important, David Shifrin's playing of the First and Second Clarinet Concertos and Concertino con·cer·ti·no
n. pl. con·cer·ti·nos
1. A short concerto.
2. The solo group in a concerto grosso.
[Italian, diminutive of concerto, concert; see for Clarinet by Carl Maria von Weber is splendid. The program begins with the Second Concerto, probably because it is light and bouncy, and one of Weber's most popular pieces. The First Concerto that follows is darker and more serious in its two opening movements and doesn't lighten up Lighten up
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lighten up until its final section; yet it is the more intense and profound of the two for its contrasts. The brief Concertino concludes the album. It is delightful music and a superb recording. I recommend it highly.