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Feilmair & Feilmair: The Debut Recording

Audio Samples

  1. Feilmair and Feilmair — Grand Duo Concertant in E flat major, Op. 48, J. 204 : I. Allegro con fuoco $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Feilmair and Feilmair — Grand Duo Concertant in E flat major, Op. 48, J. 204 : II. Andante con moto $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Feilmair and Feilmair — Grand Duo Concertant in E flat major, Op. 48, J. 204 : III. Rondo: Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Feilmair and Feilmair — Clarinet Sonatina: I. Allegro non troppo $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Feilmair and Feilmair — Clarinet Sonatina: II. Larghetto $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Feilmair and Feilmair — Clarinet Sonatina: III. Finale: Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Feilmair and Feilmair — Tema con variazioni for Clarinet and Piano: Tema: Largo - Moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Feilmair and Feilmair — Tema con variazioni for Clarinet and Piano: Variation 1: Larghetto misterioso $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Feilmair and Feilmair — Tema con variazioni for Clarinet and Piano: Variation 2: Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Feilmair and Feilmair — Tema con variazioni for Clarinet and Piano: Variation 3: Moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Feilmair and Feilmair — Tema con variazioni for Clarinet and Piano: Variation 4: Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Feilmair and Feilmair — Tema con variazioni for Clarinet and Piano: Variation 5: Tempo di valzer $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Feilmair and Feilmair — Tema con variazioni for Clarinet and Piano: Cadence $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Feilmair and Feilmair — Tema con variazioni for Clarinet and Piano: Variation 6: Prestissimo $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Feilmair and Feilmair — Clarinet Sonata, FP 184: I. Allegro tristamente $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Feilmair and Feilmair — Clarinet Sonata, FP 184: II. Romanza $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Feilmair and Feilmair — Clarinet Sonata, FP 184: III. Allegro con fuoco $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Weber, Carl Maria von : Grand Duo Concertante for clarinet & piano in E flat major, J. 204 (Op. 48)
>Szalowski, Antoni : Sonatina for clarinet & piano
>Francaix, Jean [Composer] : Tema con variazioni, for clarinet & piano
>Poulenc, Francis : Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Weber's The Grand Duo concertant is a unique work, and a special characteristic is its perfect combination of form and effect, heard on this album as a duo for clarinet and piano. "The selection of other pieces on our first CD together is also in accordance with the idea of 'form and effect,'" says pianist Florian Feilmair about the recording with his clarinetist brother, Benjamin. The other composers are rooted in French tradition and develop their ideas by "emphasizing form into spectacular phrases." Benjamin and Florian Feilmair are critically acclaimed solo and chamber musicians, often playing together as a duo.

American Record Guide, September / October 2012
The Feilmair brothers certainly have the tools to become international soloists. They are gifted, knowledgeable, and confident, and their performances are energetic and sincere. Further growth and refinement, though, is required. Benjamin has a nice sound, but his clarity, intonation, and legato are not always consistent; and while Florian draws an impressive array of volume out of the piano, his touch sometimes has a percussive quality. Both brothers have boundless technique and color palettes, but they do not yet possess the kind of large-scale thinking and artistic profundity that only comes with time and maturity.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Schloá Weinberg, Kefermarkt,Austria (12/29/2011-12/30/2011).



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Works Details

>Weber, Carl Maria von : Grand Duo Concertante for clarinet & piano in E flat major, J. 204 (Op. 48)
  • Performers: Benjamin Feilmair (Clarinet); Florian Feilmair (Piano)
  • Notes: Schloá Weinberg, Kefermarkt, Austria (12/29/2011-12/30/2011)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1815-1816

>Szalowski, Antoni : Sonatina for clarinet & piano
  • Performers: Benjamin Feilmair (Clarinet); Florian Feilmair (Piano)
  • Notes: Schloá Weinberg, Kefermarkt, Austria (12/29/2011-12/30/2011)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Jean Françaix (Composer) (1912 - 1997) : Tema con variazioni, for clarinet & piano
  • Performers: Benjamin Feilmair (Clarinet); Florian Feilmair (Piano)
  • Notes: Schloá Weinberg, Kefermarkt, Austria (12/29/2011-12/30/2011)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1974

>Poulenc, Francis : Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
  • Performers: Benjamin Feilmair (Clarinet); Florian Feilmair (Piano)
  • Notes: Schloá Weinberg, Kefermarkt, Austria (12/29/2011-12/30/2011)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1962