The clarinettist Bernhard Henrik Crusell (–) was more than a virtuoso writing works as a vehicle for his own performances. His compositions are today . Bernhard Henrik Crusell (15 October – 28 July ) was a Swedish- Finnish clarinetist, . Clarinet Concerto in E-flat major, Op. 1. Movements: Allegro . Bernhard Henrik Crusell, Gerard Korsten, Uppsala University Chamber Orchestra , Per Billman – Crusell: Clarinet Concertos – Music.

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Clarinet Concerto No.3, Op.11 (Crusell, Bernhard Henrik)

The heyday of the wind virtuoso, during which he lived, came at a time when great changes were taking place in the style and taste of musical composition. His parents, who had been looking for their son for a long time, scolded him severely, but this could not stop the boy from returning to his favourite spot the next evening. The conclusion of the first movement, in the tonic major, is closer to the spirit of Haydn; it certainly dispels any impression of personal-dramatic content.

The slow movement is the longest of his three concertos and the most profound. Scored for clarinet and strings alone, it opens with a long melody for the clarinet accompanied by held chords and gentle pizzicato triplets on the cellos. Sveaborg was a Swedish fortress built on six islands just off the coast of Helsinki.

This influence is most apparent in the opening ritornello which is concentrated and dramatic and contains a strikingly Beethovenian modulation to D flat major.


He died in Stockholm. Petersburgon his return trip to Sweden, he performed in Helsinki on 7 Julywith the pianist Fredrik Lithander as his accompanist, and in Turku clariner 30 July, in a concert organized by the orchestra of the Turku Society of Music.

A year later Crusell returned to Stockholm via Hamburg where he gave an outstandingly successful concert. This service offers a production-quality CDR with printed label, inlay tray card and, at the minimum, a 2pp booklet including cover artwork and complete track listingpackaged in a normal jewel case. An operaLilla slavinnan The Little Slave Girlwas first performed in Stockholm in and was repeated 34 times in the following 14 years.

In he received financial assistance which enabled him to live in Berlin for a few months and study with the well-known German clarinetist Franz Tausch — The site is also available in several languages.

Clariner Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Dies war auch der Fall bei den Konzerten Opp. Prince Oscar took a lively interest in the music performed by the bands and himself dabbled in composition.

Bernhard Crusell – Wikipedia

Crusell here uses the chalumeau register to particularly good effect. The centre of musical activities was Turku, where the Turku Society of Music Turun Soitannollinen Seurafounded inhad done invaluable work in promoting music and had set up an orchestra of its own.

Both first movements are claribet the usual sonata form, second movements in ternary, third movements in rondo.

In he travelled to Leipzig where he established a relationship with the music publisher Bureau de Musique, which became part of C. Crusell at the Crusell Society website.


His compositions are today recognized as among the best in the clarinet repertoire of the early nineteenth century. Wallenstjerna at Sveaborg Finnish: Accessed 31 January The style established by Mozart and Haydn was first transformed by Beethoven and then considerably released from its fetters by the early romantics. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. When the four-year-old Bernt started showing interest in the clarinet his parents tried to beat it out of him; however, he somehow managed to get hold of a primitive two-keyed instrument on which he developed quite a respectable technique.

Alle werden mit einer Koda oder Kodetta abgerundet. In Stockholm, Crusell continued his studies and established himself as a clarinet soloist. This is followed by a very slow and comparatively uncomplex Adagio movement of only forty-eight bars including a codetta. Jedoch gelang es ihm irgendwie, sich ein primitives Zweiklappeninstrument zu beschaffen, mit dem er eine recht ansehnliche Spieltechnik entwickelte.

The festival is dedicated to music for woodwind instruments. In he married Margaretha Messman. Although Crusell spent most of the rest of his life in Sweden, he always considered himself a Finn.