Friederike Roth (clarinet), Erika le Roux (piano), Wenzel Fuchs (clarinet), Berolina Ensemble
Clarinet virtuoso Iwan Muller succeeded in developing the possibilities of his instrument beyond its limitations in Mozart's time into the modern clarinet, though his compositions have long been overlooked. The beautifully proportioned Clarinet Quartets Nos 1 and 2 form a complementary pair, placing lyrical ease and virtuoso refinement into 'impossible' keys as a demonstration of Muller's innovations. The remaining works often follow an Italianate bel canto style, while his popular Souvenir de Dobberan is a prototype of the musical postcard genre.
Muller Souvenir de Dobberan Op 28, Clarinet Quartets Nos 1 and 2, Le reve Op 73, Scene romantique Op 96, Fantaisie sur un Theme de Mozart, Le chateau de Madrid Op 79
Running Time: 1 hr 13 min