W0032. LUIGI AMODIO, w.Strub Quartet: Clarinet Quintet in A, K.581 (Mozart); w.Siegfried Schultze (Pf.):
Fantasiestücke – Movement III (Schumann); Sonata #1 in f (Brahms); w.Schroder (Cello) & w.Siegfried Schultze (Pf.): Trio in B-flat (Beethoven). (Germany) Clarinet Classics 0028, recorded 1941-42. [Gorgeous performances which return us to a long-abandoned musical style.] Very long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy! - 5023581002824
“An exciting historical recording featuring the playing of clarinettist Luigi Amodio, known principally for his playing in La Scala Opera Orchestra under Arturo Toscanini. Amodio produced nearly all his solo discs from just before the start of World War II until 1942 when his early death from cancer cut short his flourishing career. He travelled widely and played with all the major string quartets.
Clarinet Classics has been in close touch with Amodio's son Luciano, who has contributed to Malcolm McMillan's notes. This will add a special insight in to his father's life. The distinctive warm, rich sound that characterises Amodio's playing is caught very much on these recordings - a valuable legacy from a past-master.”
- Ned Ludd