The Concertino of Carl Maria von Weber was originally composed in Spring 1811 over the course of three days for German clarinet virtuoso Heinrich Joseph Baermann. It was a particularly productive year for Weber, as he also composed the two concertos for clarinet, a bassoon concerto, and the clarinet quintet, among other pieces. A tour with Baermann from December 1811 through March 1812 performing these clarinet works was a turning point in Weber’s career, after which his music gained popularity and was more universally accepted.
- Solo Clarinet
- E-Flat Clarinet
- 4 B-Flat Clarinets
- Alto Clarinet/Basset Horn/Clarinet 5
- Bass Clarinet
- Contrabass Clarinet/Contralto Clarinet/String Bass
- Timpani (optional)