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A Portrait Of Alan Hacker

Hacker,Alan
Release Date: 10/01/2006 
Label:  Clarinet Classics   Catalog #: 10052   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  AnonymousHarrison BirtwistleSteve BeresfordBernhard Henrik Crusell,   ... 
Performer:  Steve BeresfordAlan HackerSimon Rowland-JonesDuncan Druce,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Clarinet Classics is delighted to present a CD profile of one of the outstanding British clarinettists of the 20th century. A founder member of the Pierrot Players and the Fires of London, Alan Hacker's playing astonished and delighted a generation of concert-goers and acted as an inspiration for many young players. Maxwell Davies' Hymnos - a tour-de-force in a ground breaking performance by its dedicatee; Birtwistle's Four Interludes for a Tragedy; Maxwell Davies' Seven Brightnesses. Also included are Birtwistle's Three Nocturnes from a private recording issued for the first time on this CD. As well as music by members of the ' Manchester School' with which Alan Hacker is particularly associated, this fascinating collection also includes Read more Crusell's Quartet No 2 in its first edition and Weber's virtuosic Grand Duo. Alan Hacker and was a pioneer of the clarinet in the 60s and 70s whose impact can still be felt today. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
First Delphic Hymn to Apollo by Anonymous
Date of Recording: 11/17/1983 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
2.
Interludes (4) for a Tragedy, for basset clarinet & tape by Harrison Birtwistle
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1968 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
3.
Avril Brisé, for soprano saxophone, clarinet & electronics by Steve Beresford
Performer:  Steve Beresford (Electronics), Alan Hacker (), Alan Hacker (Clarinet)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1968 
Date of Recording: 1987 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
4.
Quartet for Clarinet and Strings no 2 in C minor, Op. 4 by Bernhard Henrik Crusell
Performer:  Alan Hacker (Clarinet), Simon Rowland-Jones (Viola), Duncan Druce (Violin),
Jennifer Ward-Clarke (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1804; Sweden 
Length: 17 Minutes 47 Secs. 
5.
Grand Duo concertante for Clarinet and Piano in E flat major, J 204/Op. 48 by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Richard Burnett (Fortepiano), Alan Hacker (Clarinet)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815-1816; Germany 
Length: 18 Minutes 28 Secs. 
6.
Hymnos by Peter Maxwell Davies
Performer:  Alan Hacker (Clarinet), Steve Prusslin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967 
Length: 11 Minutes 41 Secs. 
7.
The Seven Brightnesses by Peter Maxwell Davies
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975; Orkney, Scotland 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Length: 7 Minutes 22 Secs. 
8.
Renaissance Scottish Dances by Peter Maxwell Davies
Performer:  Gary Kettel (Percussion), Timothy [Classical Guitar] Walker (Guitar), Alan Hacker (Clarinet)
Written: 1973 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Length: 1 Minutes 4 Secs. 
9.
Io Passion: Nocturnes and Aubades, for basset clarinet & string quartet: Nocturne No. 1 by Harrison Birtwistle
Performer:  Jan Pas (Cello), Ikuko Nishida (Violin), Alan Hacker (),
Roland Heuer (Violin), Axel Breuch (Viola)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2003 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
10.
Io Passion: Nocturnes and Aubades, for basset clarinet & string quartet: Aubade No. 1 by Harrison Birtwistle
Performer:  Jan Pas (Cello), Ikuko Nishida (Violin), Alan Hacker (),
Roland Heuer (Violin), Axel Breuch (Viola)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2003 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Length: 0 Minutes 39 Secs. 
11.
Io Passion: Nocturnes and Aubades, for basset clarinet & string quartet: Nocturne No. 6 by Harrison Birtwistle
Performer:  Jan Pas (Cello), Alan Hacker (), Roland Heuer (Violin),
Axel Breuch (Viola), Ikuko Nishida (Violin)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2003 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
12.
Io Passion: Nocturnes and Aubades, for basset clarinet & string quartet: Nocturne No. 4 by Harrison Birtwistle
Performer:  Axel Breuch (Viola), Roland Heuer (Violin), Alan Hacker (),
Jan Pas (Cello), Ikuko Nishida (Violin)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2003 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Length: 1 Minutes 26 Secs. 
13.
Io Passion: Nocturnes and Aubades, for basset clarinet & string quartet: Nocturne No. 5 by Harrison Birtwistle
Performer:  Jan Pas (Cello), Roland Heuer (Violin), Axel Breuch (Viola),
Ikuko Nishida (Violin), Alan Hacker ()
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2003 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Length: 1 Minutes 20 Secs. 

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