The Obbligato Clarinet


Catalogue No: DDA 25025
EAN/UPC: 809730502521
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Release Date: October 2003
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Discs: 1
Total Playing Time: 72:41
Sample: Sechs Deutsche Lieder: no.3 "Sehnsucht" by Louis Spohr

We released this CD to celebrate the 70th birthday of celebrated clarinettist Colin Bradbury. The public launch of the disc was at Colin’s concert with Oliver at the Wigmore Hall, London on March 27, 2004. This is a delightful programme of lieder from the mid 19th century, and some of these pieces are recorded here for the first time.

Track Listing

    Franz Lachner:

  1. Seit ich ihn gesehen, op. 82 (5:00)
  2. Auf Flugeln des Gesanges (5:10)
  3. Mariano Obiols:

  4. Romanza: I Laj (4:26)
  5. Louis Spohr:

  6. I. Sechs Deutsche Lieder, op. 103 − Sei still mein Herz (6:03)
  7. II. Sechs Deutsche Lieder, op. 103 − Zwiegesang (2:18)
  8. III. Sechs Deutsche Lieder, op. 103 − Sehnsucht (3:50)
  9. IV. Sechs Deutsche Lieder, op. 103 − Wiegenlied (2:50)
  10. V. Sechs Deutsche Lieder, op. 103 − Das heimliche Lied (4:48)
  11. VI. Sechs Deutsche Lieder, op. 103 − Wach auf (2:45)
  12. Giacomo Meyerbeer:

  13. Des Schafers Lied (5:55)
  14. Franz Schubert:

  15. Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (10:54)
  16. Friedrich Kücken:

  17. Der Himmel hat eine Thrane Geweint, op. 63 (6:25)
  18. J.W. Kalliwoda:

  19. Der Sennin Heimweh, op, 236 (4:47)
  20. Richard Walthew:

  21. A Song of Love and Death (3:42)
  22. Andreas Spaeth:

  23. Alpenlied: Forh, durch bluthenvolle Grunde (3:34)



Everywhere in the programme [Bradbury’s] easy technique and natural musicianship are sympathetic to the music on hand….an attractive programme very well presented

” —Christopher Howell
The Schubertian

a rare opportunity… Eirian James’ style is well suited to this repertoire… she is in her element… Bradbury demonstrates that he has lost none of that technical efficiency and flamboyance… he achieves nuances of expression which bring a smile to the lips. The recording is very good… highly recommended

” —Paul Reid
BBC Music Magazine

Eirian James… deploys her gleaming high mezzo gracefully and nimbly. Colin Bradbury is a liquid-toned clarinettist, phrasing alluringly and relishing his bouts of elegant virtuosity…innocent undemanding pleasures… Performance ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, Sound ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

” —Richard Wigmore
Spohr Society Newsletter

These performances are excellent… this CD can be wholeheartedly endorsed

” —Spohr Society of Great Britain
International Record Review

The performances are very fine… Eirian James is a sensitive mezzo-soprano… Robert Murray … is similarly communicative and mellow… the beauty and personality of [Bradbury’s] tone merit admiration…

” —Raymond S Tuttle
Eagle Times

…one of the more beautiful CDs I have heard recently… most of the names are new to me also, but that is what makes this CD all the more valuable. The soloist[s] are quite personable and give the requisite dramatic approach to the texts. If there ever was a gift for the collector who has everything , this is it.

” —Frank Behrens