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Carl Maria Von Weber:
Wind Concertos

Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Alexander Janiczek

Maximiliano Martín clarinet
Peter Whelan, bassoon
Alec Frank-Gemmill, horn


    “Martin's playing has the easy virtuosity that only top class musicians can achieve.” Hi-Fi Choice

    “Bassoonist Peter Whelan combines agility with lyricism and laid-back grace.” Gramophone

    “… played with enormous technical skill and emotional expressiveness by Alec Frank-Gemmill.” Music-Web International

    “It was a no-holds-barred approach from Janiczek, leading to an exhilarating result.” The Scotsman
The multi-award-winning Scottish Chamber Orchestra returns with Weber Wind Concertos, the sixteenth album in its celebrated series with Linn. This recording gives the internationally-acclaimed principal musicians a chance to dazzle in Weber’s virtuosic and thrilling concertos.

The Clarinet Concerto is one of the cornerstones of the clarinet repertoire.

For this performance Peter Whelan has reconstructed a version of the 1822 Bassoon Concerto score rather than employing the commonly used 1865 version.

In a unique twist Alec Frank-Gemmill performs his own version of the cadenza in the virtuosic Horn Concertino famous for its chromatic pitches and the requirement of multiphonic chords.

The SCO has an impressive recording history including a Grammy-nominated set of Brahms Symphonies, winning the Orchestral category of the BBC Awards in 2009 and a 2011 ECHO Klassik Award for its Mozart recordings, in addition to much critical acclaim.

Spanish clarinettist Maximiliano Martín is rapidly establishing himself as one of the most exciting and charismatic musicians of his generation.

Peter Whelan, one of Europe’s leading exponents of historical and modern bassoon, won a Gramophone Award for his recording of Vivaldi bassoon concertos with La Serenissima.

Alec Frank-Gemmill is much in demand as a soloist and is also frequently invited to play principal horn with orchestras such as the London Philharmonic and the Philharmonia.


Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor Op.73, J. 114
  1. Allegro     7:57
  2. Adagio ma non troppo     6:37
  3. Rondo: Allegretto     5:50

Bassoon Concerto in F major Op.75, J. 127
  4. Allegro ma non troppo     8:33
  5. Adagio     5:05
  6. Rondo: Allegro     4:33

Horn Concertino in E minor OP.45, J. 188
  7. Adagio     2:19
  8. Andante con moto     8:55
  9. Polacca     4:55

Concertino for Clarinet & Orchestra in C minor / E-flat major Op.26, J. 109
10. Adagio ma non troppo     2:42
11. Andante     4:28
12. Allegro     2:00


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