Music Web International Review of Weber Disc.

Another reason for my lack of surprise at placing this new Linn recording at the top of the tree is that I’m by no means the first to sing its praises – it’s already received top rating or something very close from at least three reviewers in music magazines and one radio CD review.

Martín’s performances of the first clarinet concerto and the concertino are so good and he’s so well supported by the SCO and Alexander Janiczek as to stand their ground against all comers. They capture both the sheer fun of the music – there’s plenty of that – and the more reflective moods; I hope that Martín will also give us the second clarinet concerto and the quintet or its orchestrated version soon.