The clarinetist Svilen Simeonov, together with the chamber orchestra established by him in 1995 and composed of excellent and experienced musicians, has recorded two of the less-popular to the general audience works of Mozart. Created by the end of his life and featuring both classic standards and romantic impulse, the pieces are among the pearls of Mozart's enormous and inspiring creative work. Svilen Simeonov and the Amadeus Orchestra under the baton of the (South) Korean conductor Choi Yong-Ho play the pieces in a fine style and musical taste. The purity of sound, the elegant and flexible musical line, the gracefulness of thematicism in the quick movements where the preciseness of the virtuoso passages is impressive, the softness of the strings (Simeonov has made an orchestration for a string orchestra instead of a quartet), and the beautiful sound of the soloist are features which contribute to the attractiveness of this release.
Recorded in Bulgaria Concert Hall, Sofia, June 1997
W. A. MOZART · CLARINET CONCERTOS
Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra in A major, K. 622 (1791)
 Allegro 12'16''
 Adagio 6'31''
 Rondo - Allegro 9'04''
Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K. 581 (1789)
 Allegro 9'31''
 Larghetto 5'53''
 Menuetto 8'15''
 Allegretto con Variazioni 9'48''
Svilen Simeonov, clarinet
Choi Yong-Ho, conductor