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Julius Rietz clarinet concerto - The curious clarinet
Julius Rietz isn’t well known as a composer. He was an excellent conductor, he succeeded Mendelssohn in several of his positions. He also edited a lot of Mendelssohn’s works for publication. However, he wrote a masterpiece for us clarinet players. It’s his concerto op.29 in G minor. The first movement is quite virtuosic, but in…