Bernhard Henrik Crusell

Håkan Rosengren, Clarinet & Sundsvall Chamber Orchestra

Bernhard Crusell (1775 – 1838), born in Finland and active in Sweden, is presented on this CD by three pieces with two different sound languages and one common denominator.

From the large sound in the B flat major concerto the listener is transported into the inside of the intimate format of the quartet. In all three pieces, Crusell’s “own” instrument – the clarinet – is naturally attributed a lot of space.

Håkan Rosengren makes music with an authority, a richness of ideas and a daringness giving wings to his interpretations. He is comfortable in the company of Crusell, and in good collaboration both with Sundsvall’s chamber orchestra and with the members of the quartets. The music is liberated and delivered in such a direct way, that you would think it was improvised. This artistry  has become Håkan Rosengren’s special mark and has given him great success all over the world. It is therefore a pleasure for Caprice Records to present him on this CD.

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    • Concerto in B-flat Major, Op.II Music: Bernhard Henrik Crusell
      • 1.
        Allegro risoluto
      • 2.
        Andante moderato
      • 3.
        Alla polacca
    • Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Viola and Cello No.I, E-flat Major, Op.2 Music: Bernhard Henrik Crusell
      • 4.
        Poco adagio - Allegro
      • 5.
        Romanze cantabile
      • 6.
      • 7.
        Rondo: Allegro vivace
    • Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Viola and Cello No.2, C Minor, Op.4 Music: Bernhard Henrik Crusell
      • 8.
        Allegro molto agitato
      • 9.
      • 10.
        Pastorale un poco allegretto
      • 12.
        Rondo: Allegro
  • Total playtime 64'59

Compact Disc // CAP 21592 // Classical // Releasedate: 29 April, 2002