Franz Krommer (originally Kramár) (1759-1831) was a Bohemian classical composer who wrote a good deal of slight but entertaining wind music. Since all of these pieces are in the key of E flat, let's do a rundown to avoid confusion. Op. 35 is played by Tsutsui and Berkes; Op. 91 is played by Takashima and Berkes; Op. 36 is played by Takashima; and Berkes conducts everything. There are several other recordings of these concertos, but since these are played and recorded as well as any, you'd have to be a great fan of one of the other clarinetists to want to spend nearly triple Naxos's price. Not great music, perhaps, but it's fun. --Leslie Gerber
This seemingly irrelevant information was found on Amazon's product page for Wolfgang Rubsam's recording of the Schübler Chorales.
I can't say what it is, exactly, but Leslie Gerber is trying to hint at a connection between Krommer and the source of Bach's mysterious Woll soll ich fliehen hin, BWV 646. All of the other Schübler Chorales are based on cantata movements, but no one can find a source for this one.
Wolfgang Rubsam has a controlling interest in Naxos, so perhaps he was behind the Krommer recording project too.
Wolfgang Rubsam also operates a barber shop in Valparaiso, Indiana.
I'm not sure how these pieces fit together, but it seems that by beginning to unravel the mystery, I am starring in my own movie:
The Krommer Kode.
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