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The American Clarinet / Alemany, Falletta, Czech National SO


Release Date: 06/25/2002 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 502   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Elie SiegmeisterBurnet TuthillNorman Dello JoioFrederick S. Converse,   ... 
Performer:  Robert Alemany
Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

An American born B.C. - which in the present context means "before Copland" - had a hard time of it if he wanted to become a composer. The job, rather like that of an actress in the 18th century, was not considered quite proper for a gentleman. By virtue alike of his talent and international recognition, of his character, and of his dedication to the support and encouragement of his colleagues, Aaron Copland changed all that in the public mind, and already by the time Elie Siegmeister, Norman Dello Joio, and Jacob Avshalomov came on the scene, composing was beginning to be seen as a perfectly feasible and respectable, if not necessarily lucrative, profession. Thus it was that even a musician who came to be as widely admired as Converse, Read more after graduating in 1893 from Harvard College with high honors in music, tried for some months to be a businessman, in accordance with his father's wishes, before an irresistible inner need compelled him to turn to music; and Tuthill pursued a similar course for much longer, despite having a father, William B. Tuthill, who was the architect of Carnegie Hall, and a mother, Henrietta Corwin Tuthill, who was a professional organist. It is a real treat to have the fine American conductor, JoAnn Falletta conducting the equally fine American clarinetist Robert Alemany and the Czech National Symphony in these wonderful performances. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Clarinet by Elie Siegmeister
Performer:  Robert Alemany (Clarinet)
Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998-2000 
Venue:  ICN Recording Studios, Prague, Czech Rep 
Length: 16 Minutes 16 Secs. 
2.
Rhapsody for Clarinet and Orchestra, Op. 33 by Burnet Tuthill
Performer:  Robert Alemany (Clarinet)
Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998-2000 
Venue:  ICN Recording Studios, Prague, Czech Rep 
Length: 6 Minutes 55 Secs. 
3.
Concertante for Clarinet and Orchestra by Norman Dello Joio
Performer:  Robert Alemany (Clarinet)
Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998-2000 
Venue:  ICN Recording Studios, Prague, Czech Rep 
Length: 20 Minutes 53 Secs. 
4.
Rhapsody for Clarinet and Orchestra by Frederick S. Converse
Performer:  Robert Alemany (Clarinet)
Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998-2000 
Venue:  ICN Recording Studios, Prague, Czech Rep 
Length: 6 Minutes 48 Secs. 
5.
Evocations by Jacob Avshalomov
Performer:  Robert Alemany (Clarinet)
Conductor:  JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998-2000 
Venue:  ICN Recording Studios, Prague, Czech Rep 
Length: 18 Minutes 4 Secs. 

Featured Sound Samples

The American Clarinet

Sound Samples

Clarinet Concerto: I. Easy, freely
Clarinet Concerto: II. Lightly, lively
Clarinet Concerto: III. Slow drag, very rhythmic
Clarinet Concerto: IV. Fast and driving
Rhapsody, Op. 33
Concertante: I. Adagio con molto sentimento - Leggiero e soave - Adagio del principio
Concertante: II. Theme: Andante semplice - Variations
Rhapsody
Evocations (version for clarinet and chamber orchestra): I. Allegro giocoso - Andantino - Come Primo
Evocations (version for clarinet and chamber orchestra): II. Lento
Evocations (version for clarinet and chamber orchestra): III. Allegro con grazia

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