Klarinet Archive - Posting 000669.txt from 1996/01
From: Nick Shackleton <njs5%esc.cam.ac.uk@-----.BITNET>
Subj: Re: Is that it? Is it all over?
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 1996 10:24:36 -0500
>In the 1950's Bernard Walton recorded the Mozart concerto with the Philharmonia
>Orchestra for Angel. I am sorry I do not have the LP#--and I am not sure if
>the work has been re-issued on CD. During the first movement in the solo
>line (the whole notes) Walton played a series of arpeggiated figures. *as
>I recall when this recording came out it caused a good deal on controversy.
>I remember when Walto died in 71 or 72 Brymer did a broadcast tribute a
>few days later on the BBC and this recording was featured. Does anyone out
>there know of this LP?
I don't have an answer but related information. I recently got aon old set
of "orchestral excerpts" published some time before 1911 in Germany. It
includes the solo part of the Mozart concerto (titled as in Bb!) with
written out cadenzas (no indication that Mozart didn't compose them!)
In an interesting contrast in authenticity the same volume includes the
"Parto" part with the original passages for basset clarinet as well as
versions for a normal instrument.