KELL Mozart: Clarinet Quintet (1945) - PACM012

KELL Mozart: Clarinet Quintet (1945) - PACM012

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Overview

MOZART Clarinet Quintet in A major, KV581

Recorded Abbey Road Studio 3, London, 5-7 February, 1945
Duration: 29:17


Reginald Kell, clarinet

The Philharmonia Quartet:
Henry Holst, violin
Ernest Element,
violin
Herbert Downes,
viola
Anthony Pini,
cello

Reginald Kell's masterful Mozart Clarinet Quintet

With the Philharmonia Quartet, remastered for finest sound quality


"Like the great Clarinet Concerto, this work was written for the Viennese clarinettist Anton Stadler; it has always been regarded as one of the flowers of the chamber music repertory. Many people have been led to explore the great world of chamber music through this gate; it is difficult to imagine a listener who could remain deaf to a flow of melody so limpid and serene. The charms of the clarinet - its incomparably gentle legato, its agility, its sudden plunges down two octaves into a deep, brown pool - all are exhibited by Mozart as though the instrument were a beautiful woman with whom he had just fallen in love."

(The Record Guide, 1952)


Reginald Kell (1906-81) was one of Britains finest clarinettists, and in this 1945 recording, made on 5th and 7th February of that year, we find him on top form in one of the greatest works for that instrument. "No other clarinetist can match Mr. Kell's tone & emotion", wrote Stereo Review about him - as this newly XR-remastered gem proves!

Andrew Rose


  • MOZART Clarinet Quintet in A major, KV581

Recorded Abbey Road Studio 3, London, 5-7 February, 1945
Originally released in the UK as four Columbia 78s, DX.1187-1190
Matrix numbers: AX9242-1, AX9243-I, AX9244-2, AX9245-1,AX9246-1, AX9247-1, AX9248-1, AX9249-2


Reginald Kell, clarinet

The Philharmonia Quartet:
Henry Holst,
violin
Ernest Element, violin
Herbert Downes, viola
Anthony Pini, cello