Clarinet Music Recordings

The clarinet is a family of single-reed woodwind instruments, all sharing roughly the same cylindrical structure. The most common between these is the B♭clarinet, though the soprano clarinet and the clarinet in A are also very common in orchestral music. There are several other types of clarinets, between which the bass clarinet has prominence as it a usual addition to the standard orchestra. The word clarinet comes from the italian 'clarinetto', which is a diminutive of the term 'clarin'. This may mean clarion, trumpet ('clarino'), or oboe ('clarin' in Provençal). Today, the clarinet is used not only in academic music (orchestral, chamber, and solo), but also in bands, jazz, folk, and pop music.

Title Composer Form Period Ratings
Clarinet Concertino in E flat major, Op. 26 Carl Maria von Weber Concerto Romantic
Clarinet Concerto Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Concerto Romantic
Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto Classical
Clarinet Concerto no. 1 in F minor, Op. 73 Carl Maria von Weber Concerto Romantic
Concerto Gregoriano Ottorino Respighi Concerto Early 20th Century
Grand duo concertant, Op. 48 Carl Maria von Weber Duet Romantic
Marcha da Paixão Ireno Batista Lopes March Romantic
4 Pieces, Op.5 Alban Berg Piece Early 20th Century
Solo de concours André Messager Piece Romantic
Clarinet Sonata no. 1, Op. 120 no. 1 Johannes Brahms Sonata Romantic
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 167 Camille Saint-Saëns Sonata Early 20th Century
Symphony No.9 Gustav Mahler Symphony Early 20th Century
Trio in E-flat major, K.498 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Trio Classical