José Avelino Canongia (1784-1842)

José Avelino Canongia (1784-1842)

 

Pamela Weston (in Yesterday’s Clarinettists: a sequel, p.49).


«Canongia […] was an artist after his own heart.»

 

 

Portuguese clarinettist of Catalan origins (a son of Ignacio Canongia), stood, alongside pianist João Domingos Bomtempo, as one of the most acclaimed Portuguese virtuosos of the early half of the nineteenth century. From Paris to S. Petersburg, from London to the Italian peninsula, he played frequently in the foremost plateaus, always to great acclaim of the public. Later he became principal clarinet of the opera orchestra at the S. Charles Royal Theatre, and was to be also the first teacher at the newly founded National Conservatory of Music, from 1835. The four concertos for clarinet, written surely as a vehicle for depiction of his own virtuosity, represented for over a century the only examples of the genre by a Portuguese composer, and its technical demands are close to the virtuosic style of Paganini and Spohr.

 

Complete list of known works:

 

  • 4 Concertos for clarinet and orchestra (nr.1 g minor [a minor for the clarinet]; nr.2 Bb Major [C Major]; nº3 Eb Major [F Major]; nº4 d minor [e minor])
  • "Introduction et Thème Varié pour la Clarinette avec accompagnement d’Orchestre ou de Quatuor"
  • "Air Varié pour la Clarinette avec accompagnement de grand Orchestre"

 

 

 By Luís Carvalho

This composer has 5 works on AvA:

1º Concerto para Clarinete e Orquestra

Ref. ava100581r

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25.00 €

2º Concerto para Clarinete e Orquestra

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25.00 €

3º Concerto para Clarinete e Orquestra

Ref. ava100583r

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25.00 €

4º Concerto para Clarinete e Orquestra

Ref. ava070056

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4º Concerto para Clarinete e Orquestra

Ref. ava070056r

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25.00 €