Disappointing week in terms of musical choices, hence I’m going to include the only work I truly enjoyed: “Miserere”, a sacred late Renaissance polyphonic piece composed by Gregorio Allegri, a Roman Catholic priest. This is a setting of the Psalm 51, and is surrounded by mystery, the Vatican having forbidden any copies of the work to be made and distributed, under the threat of excommunication.… Read more
This week’s honourable mention is “Clarinet Concerto no. 1 in F major, op. 73” by Carl Maria von Weber, a German composer of the Romantic school. This piece is one of great importance in the clarinet repertoire, being representative of the range and achievements one can reach with this instrument. The third movement is especially joyful and fun, a great one to play to children and introduce them to classical music.