Andreas J. Romberg
Clarinet Quintet
in Eb Major (Op. 57)
for Clarinet and Strings

Andreas J. Romberg, violinist and composer was born in Vechta, Germany on April 27, 1767 and died in Gotha, Germany on November 10, 1821. He was from a musical family, both his father and uncle were musicians, as was his cousin, cellist Bernhard Heinrich Romberg (1767-1841).

In Bonn, Germany in the 1880s, both Andreas and his cousin played in the orchestra of Maximilian of Austria - the orchestra in which Anonín Reicha (1770-1836) played 2nd Flute and Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) played viola.

Romberg composed a wide variety of music including 8 Operas, 10 Symphonies and 20 Violin Concertos.

His Chamber Music in addition to one Clarinet Quintet (this one), included 8 Flute Quartets (for Flute and String Trio).

Full string sounds (“tutti strings”) have been employed in the smp files because of the very inferior sounds for solo string used in SmartMusic since version 9 (the solo string sounds before version 9 were quite good - far less strident).
Also included are “X” versions of the smp files, which do employ solo string sounds (i.e., solo violin, viola & cello).

9”X12” - 12 pages - $14.95
CD - 10 smp files - regular & “X” versions of:
- 1st Movement (4/4, Allegro, quarter = 112);
- 2nd Movement (3/4, Minuet & 2 Trios, Allegretto, quarter = 120);(4/4, Andante, quarter = 72);
- 3rd Movement (4/4, Larghetto, quarter = 54);
- 4th Movement (2/2, Allegro vivace, half = 72);
- Complete (All four movements).
Please note that this is NOT an Audio CD
and an active SmartMusic subscription is needed to play smp files

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