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Cyrille Rose: 32 Etudes For Clarinet / Sean Osborn


Release Date: 04/03/2007 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 927   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Cyrille Rose
Performer:  Sean Osborn
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The reputation of clarinetist Cyrille Rose (1830-1903) rests on his 32 pedagogical etudes. Although they cover a wide spectrum of technical and expressive challenges particular to 19th-century clarinet repertoire, these pieces actually are based on the 48 studies Franz Wilhelm Ferling composed for solo oboe. Rose transforms Ferling's texts to suit the clarinet's particular idiom and range, and even throws in passages from Bach in Nos. 16 and 20. In his booklet notes, clarinetist Sean Osborn addresses each etude's particular difficulty, from the treacherous leaps in Nos. 8 and 26 to No. 18's whirling runs, No. 5's multitude of articulations, plus the long, sustained, touchingly lyrical lines throughout Nos. 15, 17, and 31. More importantly, Read more Osborn's impeccable technique and evenly modulated tone (what smoothness in the lowest register!) transcend these works' didactic purpose in order to make music. The sonics give an impression of how Osborn might sound in a small hall, together with pronounced key clicks and intakes of breath that may give some listeners cause for concern, yet don't bother me in the least. Serious clarinetists and clarinet lovers surely will want to know about this release.

--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1. Etudes (32) for Clarinet by Cyrille Rose
Performer:  Sean Osborn (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 

Sound Samples

32 Etudes for Clarinet: No. 1 in C major: Andante cantabile
32 Etudes for Clarinet: No. 2 in C major: Allegro
32 Etudes for Clarinet: No. 3 in A minor: Andante sostenuto
32 Etudes for Clarinet: No. 4 in A minor: Allegro
32 Etudes for Clarinet: No. 5 in G major: Adagio
32 Etudes for Clarinet: No. 6 in G major: Allegro
32 Etudes for Clarinet: No. 7 in E minor: Allegretto
32 Etudes for Clarinet: No. 8 in E minor: Allegro
32 Etudes for Clarinet: No. 9 in F major: Moderato assai
32 Etudes for Clarinet: No. 10 in F major: Allegro
32 Etudes for Clarinet: No. 11 in D minor: Larghetto
32 Etudes for Clarinet: No. 12 in D minor: Allegro moderato
32 Etudes for Clarinet: No. 13 in D major: Adagio non troppo
32 Etudes for Clarinet: No. 14 in D major: Tempo di Polacca
32 Etudes for Clarinet: No. 15 in B minor: Adagio
32 Etudes for Clarinet: No. 16 in B minor: Allegretto
32 Etudes for Clarinet: No. 17 in B flat major: Adagio cantabile
32 Etudes for Clarinet: No. 18 in B flat major: Allegro vivace
32 Etudes for Clarinet: No. 19 in G minor: Adagio
32 Etudes for Clarinet: No. 20 in G minor: Allegro vivace
32 Etudes for Clarinet: No. 21 in A major: Andante cantabile
32 Etudes for Clarinet: No. 22 in A major: Allegro moderato
32 Etudes for Clarinet: No. 23 in E flat major: Andante con moto - Adagio
32 Etudes for Clarinet: No. 24 in E flat major: Allegro moderato
32 Etudes for Clarinet: No. 25 in C minor: Andante con moto
32 Etudes for Clarinet: No. 26 in C minor: Allegro furioso
32 Etudes for Clarinet: No. 27 in E major: Andante
32 Etudes for Clarinet: No. 28 in E major: Allegro
32 Etudes for Clarinet: No. 29 in B major: Andante
32 Etudes for Clarinet: No. 30 in B major: Allegretto
32 Etudes for Clarinet: No. 31 in D flat major: Adagio
32 Etudes for Clarinet: No. 32 in D flat major: Allegro moderato

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