Giuseppe Tartini: Concertino (Clarinet/Piano)
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The clarinet, compared with the flute, oboe and bassoon, is a modern instrument and therefore little or no music written before the time of Mozart exists for it. This is a misfortune, for it means that a golden age of music, which included Handel and Bach and a host of lesser but admirable composers, has hitherto been a closed book to clarinetists.
This delightful little work is a free arrangement of movements taken from two of Tartini’s sonatas for Violin, arranged for Clarinet and String Orchestra by Gordon Jacob. This is the version for Clarinet with Piano Accompaniment. The solo clarinet part is also included on a separate insert.