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for Clarinet, Basset Horn (or 2 Clarinets) and Piano

By Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn

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Clarinet, basset horn (2 clarinets) and piano
For Clarinet, Basset Horn (or 2 Clarinets) and Piano. Composed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Edited by Frank Heidlberger. Arranged by Klaus Schilde. Sheet music. Henle Music Folios. Classical. Softcover. G. Henle #HN1067. Published by G. Henle (HL.51481067).

Item Number: HL.51481067

9.25x12.25 inches.

“Favorite dish in exchange for favorite music” - this perfectly summarizes the genesis of the Konzertstücke. When the clarinettist Heinrich Joseph Baermann and his son Carl, who also played the basset horn, stopped to pay a visit to Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy in 1832, they came to a most curious agreement: they promised their composer friend a generous portion of “Dampfnudeln” (steamed dumplings) and “Rahmstrudel” (sweet-cheese strudel) that Mendelssohn was mad about, if he were to write a piece for them which they could use on their concert tours. The Konzertstück in f minor that originated in this fashion was followed shortly afterwards by a second one in d minor. Both are extremely effective works which wonderfully bring out the unique sound and performance technique of the two instruments from the clarinet family.

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