Czerny: Grande serenade concertante, Op. 126; Duo concertante, Op. 129

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COMPOSERS: Czerny
LABELS: Meridian
WORKS: Grande serenade concertante, Op. 126; Duo concertante, Op. 129
PERFORMER: Clive Conway (flute), Christine Croshaw (piano), Nicholas Bucknall (clarinet), Christina Shillito (cello), Stephen Stirling (horn)
CATALOGUE NO: CDE 84310
Those who know Czerny only through his pedagogic piano studies will find these chamber works surprising in their melodic geniality. Despite the elegant playing of Clive Conway’s ensemble, however, the music never wholly shakes off its academic dryness. William Humphreys-Jones

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