'Carl Maria von Weber': Clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein's new album

by Alison Young, Minnesota Public Radio
October 5, 2013

ST. PAUL, Minn. — When I spoke with clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein just after he relocated to the Twin Cities about what makes playing concertos most interesting to him, he replied "I get to be an actor."

And with music by one of the great opera composers of the 19th century, it pays to be an extrovert. Attracted to the many moods of the clarinet — which to some sounds like the human voice — Carl Maria von Weber captured both characters of the sound: the romantic yearning and the acrobatic ne'er do well. He wrote some of his finest music for the clarinet both in his operas and solo works.

Three of these make their way onto Fiterstein's new disc, an absolutely riveting rendition by this University of Minnesota professor and soloist — two concertos and then a more svelte concertino.

And Alexander Fiterstein has graciously offered a few discs to share in an online giveaway. Enter to win — and be sure to catch Alex in concert on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Minnetonka.

Read the official rules about MPR giveaways.

Alexander Fiterstein - Carl Maria von Weber CD Giveaway

Win a copy of Alexander Fiterstein's new CD 'Carl Maria von Weber'

Use this form to enter the Alexander Fiterstein 'Carl Maria von Weber' CD Giveaway between 12:00 p.m. CDT Wednesday October 2, 2013 and 11:59 a.m. CDT Tuesday October 8, 2013.

Three (3) winners will get 1 copy of 'Carl Maria von Weber' shipped to their home. (Three back up names will be drawn.)

Prize retail value: $15.00

We will contact the winner(s) on Wednesday October 9, 2013 and need to know winners accept by 5:00 p.m. CDT Friday October 11, 2013.

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