Concertpiece No. 2 for Two Clarinets and Piano

Felix Mendelssohn
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SMC SS199/ HL 3773808

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Clarinet Duet
Following the success of the composer's Concertpiece No. 1, requested by clarinet virtuosi Heinrich and Carl Baermann, the father-son duo asked for this second piece.  Published posthumously, it is composed in three sections, fast-slow-fast, resembling a concertino form, but somewhat shorter.  The finale is lighthearted, full of obvious enjoyment in which the technical resources of the solo instruments are exploited to the limit, concluding with a brilliant duo cadenza.  Versions with band and piano accompaniment are available from the publisher.