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Dip Your Ears, No. 235 (A Very Classical Mix: Concilium Musicum Wien)

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J.M.Haydn, W.A.Mozart, J.Haydn, Sy.#39, Cto. for Basset Clarinet K622, Sy.#101 (“The Clock”)
Ernst Schlader (basset clarinet), Concilium musicum Wien, Paul Angerer

Haydn’s younger brother of Michael was no less an influence on Mozart than Joseph; their symphonies could be and were (K444!) mistaken for each other’s. Eventually Wolfgang Amadeus surpassed Michael. The latter’s Symphony in C can’t match the memorableness of Mozart’s contemporary Symphony in C (“Jupiter”), but you can certainly hear what Mozart got inspired by, and why. Mozart’s basset clarinet concerto in Christoph Angerer’s superb (live) performance reconfirms that using the intended instrument pushes the concerto beyond perfect beauty towards touching profundity. Pride of place of this classical recital belongs to a rollicking, flawlessness performance of Haydn’s Symphony No.101, tick-tock0ing away as spirited as it ought to be.

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