Ferdinand David’s Op.8 for Clarinet and Orchestra.
Theme: Schubert “Sehnsucht-Walzer” (D.365, Op.9).
David’s Op.8 is technically also a variations-piece;
- A theme with following variations, each more brilliant than the previous.
But this time the Clarinet is the solo-instrument.
Even if the Title says “Variations” - I would rather call it “his Clarinet-Concerto”.
David proves his skill as a solid composer, and at times really writes wonderful.
Being 29 year old as he wrote this, proves that he was more than a prodigy.
The piece was dedicated to the solo-clarinetist of the Gewandhaus orchestra.
-Here in a new revised edition.
- Full Orchestral Score & Parts -