A performance which intelligently probes the twistings and turnings of the solo character, with some particularly bold, furious accelerations and an effective balance between soloist and orchestra.

It included the Nielsen Clarinet Concerto played superbly by Håkan Rosengren.
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Frank Ticheli, Concerto for Clarinet and Wind Band
Frank Ticheli, Concerto for Clarinet and Wind Band
CSUF Wind Symphony/Mitch Fennell, Director
(SMS Classical)

“I cannot imagine a better, more powerful recording of my clarinet concerto than this one by the California State University, Fullerton Wind Symphony. I am grateful to conductor Mitch Fennell and soloist Håkan Rosengren, as well as to the musicians of the ensemble for their extraordinary rendering of the concerto. What a gift!”
Frank Ticheli, Pasadena CA
Carl Maria von Weber: Concertos for Clarinet and Orchestra
Weber: Concerto no. 1 op. 73, Concerto no. 2 op. 74 and Concertino op. 26 Charles Olivieri-Munroe/North Czech Philharmonic
(SMS Classical)

“Rosengren has a brilliant soloist’s personality, setting forth ambitious fast tempos and matching them with clean fingers, sizzling articulation, and beautiful phrasing. He knows all the special moments in these works, and he brings them out with a wide variety of color and nuance.”
American Record Guide
Brahms and Mozart: Quintets for Clarinet and String Quartet
Chiara String Quartet
(SMS Classical)

“Perfectly balanced between lyricism and drama, clarity and warmth, our five musicians offer insightful readings. The Brahms is suitably amber-colored without turning into molasses, while the shimmering sunshine of the Mozart is never harsh or shallow. Achieving an unforced power through purity of tone and deft articulations seems to be as natural as breathing to this ensemble. Other musicians would kill for such shapely phrasing, the ends of which are nothing short of exquisite. Rosengren is thoroughly integrated, weaving his way into the very fabric of the string textures as though he’s been playing with them for ages.”
William Stibor, PBS Net Radio
Saint-Saens’ Sonata and other French Music for Clarinet and Piano
Debussy Premiere rhapsodie, Poulenc Sonata, Chausson Andante et Allegro, Francaix Tema con variazioni, Messager Solo de Concours, Widor Introduction et Rondo, Pierne Canzonetta and Saint-Saens Sonata.
Anne Epperson, piano
(SMS Classical)

“If I were to suggest a primer for French clarinet music, it might well be this excellent compilation by Mr. Rosengren and Ms. Epperson. The ‘top ten’ French favorites are included, and you can hardly go wrong if what you want is a sampling of the genre. The playing is superb.”
American Record Guide

Nielsen: Clarinet Concerto
Esa-Pekka Salonen/Swedish Radio Symphony
(Sony Classical)

“High point arrives early, with one of the most sensitive, wide-ranging accounts of the clarinet concerto ever recorded. Soloist Håkan Rosengren is as willing to caress as he is to issue Bronx cheers where needed, which makes a much fuller picture of this complex piece than the competition has contrived.”
“All other versions are now superseded”. American Record Guide

Crusell: Concerto op. 11 and Quartets for Clarinet and Strings
John Storgårds/Nordic Chamber Orchestra
Nominated for Grammis (Swedish Grammy)

“Håkan Rosengren gives an exuberant account of the solo part and clearly relishes the virtuoso sections. The two quartets are delightful and Rosengren’s mellifluous tone blends beautifully with the strings.”
BBC Music Magazine
Crusell: Concerto op. 5 and Introduction, Theme and Variations
Okko Kamu/Swedish Radio Symphony
(Musica Sueciae)

“The performances at hand display consistent excellence from first to last. The star of these readings is the clarinetist Håkan Rosengren. He is not an orchestral player raised to solo status for recording purposes, but a prize-winning career soloist.”
Messiaen: Quatour pour la fin du temps
Marek Mos/Andrzej Bauer/Janusz Olejniczak
Nominated for Frederyk Award (Polish Grammy)
(CD Accord)
Messiaen • Schonberg • Martinu
Messiaen Quartet and Schönberg Ein Stelldichein
Per Enoksson/Mats Rondin/Stefan Bojsten/Helen Jahren

German Music for Clarinet and Piano
Brahms Sonata no. 1, Weber Grand Duo, Hindemith Sonata and Schumann Fantasy Pieces Anders Kilström, piano

Music by Brahms, Mendelssohn and Crusell for Clarinet and Piano
Mendelssohn Concert Pieces, Crusell Duos and Brahms Sonata no. 2
Anders Kilström, piano/Mats Löfving, basset horn and clarinet

“Rosengren and Löfving are perfect in their musical collaboration and completely brilliant.”
Gothenburg Post
“Splendid performances.” Inkpot Classical Music Reviews

Brahms: Sonatas no. 1 and 2
James Dick, piano
(Round Top)

Mozart: Concerto
Matts Liljefors/Royal Swedish Chamber Orchestra