The Swedish composer Bernhard Henrik Crusell was long viewed as an insider tip among clarinettists; in the meantime, his concertos have found their way to the concert stage. This is hardly surprising considering the enchanting music with which Crusell – himself a Clarinet virtuoso of international rank – has enriched the early romantic repertoire.
Crusell’s works needn’t shy from a comparison with Weber’s and Spohr’s Clarinet output. This Henle Urtext edition of the F-Minor Concerto marks the beginning of a new publication series of all three Clarinet concertos by Crusell which has been entrusted to the editor and clarinettist Nicolai Pfeffer. Since he combines editorial experience with many years of performance practice, the works are in the best possible hands.