Music by little known classical composers - Where to start ?
Well, here's a 12 part short series on little known masterpieces of classical music. Starting with a movement from a concerto by B.H. Crussell -
Bernhard Henrik Crussell (b. 1775 Finland - d. 1838 Stockholm, Sweden)
Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in F Minor (c. 1810)
Soloist - Karl Leister
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä Conductor
(Finnish/Swedish clarinettist, composer and translator of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Son of a poor bookbinder, he received his earliest musical education from a clarinettist of the Nyland regimental band. He wrote several beautiful clarinet concertos, much excellent chamber music and enjoyed a great reputation for some 40 years as a clarinet virtuoso. The soloist here, Karl Leister, is one of the greatest of our own times).