Sublime Mozart

Bob Levi
On-Line (US)

This is gorgeous music! Works for Clarinet by Mozart are legendary and this concerto and quintet are his best. I have never heard of the Queensland Orchestra but they play elegantly and emotionally. The Grainger Quartet plus Paul Dean at the clarinet is charming and exquisite…and oh so delicate. This hybrid is one hour of pure listening pleasure.


The Clarinet Concerto in A, K622 is a joy and chock full of melodies. The Clarinet Quintet in A, K581 is more sophisticated and way ahead of its time. Both were recorded in 2008 with the latest and greatest SACD gear and it shows. I hear graceful, elegant, and smooth sound. Very nice... Recommended!