Music for Clarinet & Piano
- (ARCHDUKE / MAGISTRELLI / BRACCO)
- Format: CD
Archduke Rudolph: Music For Clarinet And Piano / Archduke / Luigi Magistrelli (Clarinet) / Claudia Bracco (Piano) / Composer: Archduke Rudolf of Austri / Performer: Claudia Bracco, Luigi Magistrelli, Carlo Bernava / Number of Discs: 1, Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. This one gets high praises for two reasons: first, the music is obscure (all of it unpublished, some of it unfinished); second, the music is heartbreakingly gorgeous and is played with limpid grace, on modern instruments, by two brilliant musicians. Archduke Rudolph of Austria is known today, where he is known at all, primarily as a patron and student of Beethoven, and while these works won't catapult him to world fame as a neglected genius, they are truly lovely and this disc is well worth acquiring. Recommended to all classical collections, especially those serving wind programs.