Johann Stamitz
Clarinet Concerto
in Bb Major

Johann Stamitz, composer and violinist, was born on June 19, 1717 in Nêmecky (Czechoslovakia) and died on March 27, 1757 in Mannheim, Germany; both sons Carl (1745-1801) and Anton (1750-1809) were also composers.

Mannheim was famous for its orchestra; Stamitz first went to Mannheim in 1741, becoming concertmaster in 1745 and director of instrumental music in 1750. As an early Classical Period (1750-1825) Symphonist, he composed 58 Symphonies (developing the idea of 4 movements, with a 3rd Movement Minuet & Trio, and a 4th Movement Presto) and 10 Orchestral Trios, in addition to numerous solo Concertos: 10 Violin, 2 Harpsichord, 11 Flute, 1 Oboe and 1 Clarinet, possibly the earliest Clarinet Concerto - German composer Johann Melchior Molter (1695-1765) is usually credited as the first composer to write a Clarinet Concerto.

The clarinet did not become a regular part of the Mannheim orchestra until the year after he died.

Editor’s note:
2nd Movement - To avoid the use of 32nd notes and make the movement appear less intimidating, all of the rhythmic values have been doubled and the meter changed from 2/4 to 4/4.
3rd Movement - likewise, the rhythmic values have been doubled and the meter changed from 3/8 to 3/4

Solo Clarinet part - 9”X12” - 16 pages - $14.95
with CD - 4 smp files:
- 1st Movement (4/4, Allegro moderato, quarter = 132);
- 2nd Movement (4/4, Adagio, quarter = 72);
- 3rd Movement (3/4, Poco presto, dotted half = 78);
- Complete (All three movements) .

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