We’re pleased to announce the two most recent additions to Charles Neidich’s 21st Century Series for Clarinet~
Written for virtuoso clarinetist Heinrich Baermann, Concertino would become the first work of an impressive oeuvre for clarinet, one which along with that of Mozart, Spohr, and Brahms constitutes the backbone of the repertoire. Internationally-recognized clarinetist Charles Neidich unites for the first time Weber’s original text with the edition published by Baermann’s son, which had formed the basis of most subsequent editions. Also presented are examples from Cyrille Rose’s 1879 edition which was the foundation of the French tradition and which held much more closely to Weber’s original. This new critical edition inspires those learning the piece to develop their own personal, yet informed interpretation of Weber’s premiere clarinet masterpiece.
The work is based on two of Rossini’s most moving dramatic arias and remains one of the most popular virtuosic works for clarinet to this day. This critical edition by celebrated clarinetist Charles Neidich takes a fresh approach to this work, blending the 19th Century bel canto traditions which emphasize the emotional context of the arias in the musical notation with a master’s perspective on modern clarinet technique. Detailed annotations and historical background equip the clarinetist with an in-depth musical and technical facility to authentically convey the characteristic elegance and drama of Rossini’s style.