Giovanni Antonini and the Kammerorchester Basel

Sabine Meyer, Basset Clarinet
Kammerorchester Basel
Giovanni Antonini, Conductor

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Overture to the opera “L’isola disabitata”, Hob. XXVIII:9

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622

The concert was recorded live on 30 July 2022 at the Church of Saanen.

5 comments on “Sabine Meyer plays the Clarinet Concerto by Mozart

I really enjoyed this concert, with classical pieces and the excellent soloist Sophie Meyer in Mozart’s clarinet concerto.

No, it’s a basset clarinet, an extinct instrument with an extended lower range that Mozart tried to save with his quintet and this concerto. Sabina is one of its few advocates today. To those who know the concerto well, much of the passagework flows more naturally on the larger instrument, without octave transpositions to accommodate the modern substitute. Excellent performance. Sabina is a rare gem.

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