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Solos De Concours Ii: Music From The Premier Prix

Widor / Soames Samek,Victoria
Release Date: 03/01/2005 
Label:  Clarinet Classics   Catalog #: 10050   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Arthur CoquardCharles Édouard LefebvreMax D'OllonePaul-Henri Büsser,   ... 
Performer:  John FlindersVictoria Soames
Number of Discs: 2 
Length: 1 Hours 29 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Following the outstanding success of the original Solos de Concours, CC0011 Victoria Soames Samek has recorded a second CD in this series - Solos de Concours II. Written for the Premier Prix of the Paris Conservatoire, this second disc features music by composers whose names will be less familiar generally, but whose music is at once charming and delightful. Highlights include: o Widor - Introduction and Allegro o Lefebvre - Fantasie Caprice o D'Ollone - Fantasie Orientale o Coquard - Melodie et Scherzetto Also featured, is music by Dautremer, Busser, Merlet, Delmos, Coquard and Revel. Included in this release, is a second disc featuring sight-reading pieces written for the Premier Prix. This second disc includes Debussy's famous Petite Read more Pièce as well as music by Massenet, Delibes, Holmes, Messager, Guiraud, Marty, Pugno, Taffenel, Lenepveu, Duprato and Colin. These form an enchanting set of miniatures. This highly attractive release features the playing of Clarinet Classics founder, and Artistic Director Victoria Soames Samek. With her warm, distinctive sound and peerless virtuosity, this new release will be coveted by those curious to hear further delights from the music written for the Premier Prix and lovers of clarinet music. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Mélodie et Scherzetto, for clarinet & piano, Op. 68 by Arthur Coquard
Performer:  John Flinders (Piano), Victoria Soames (Clarinet)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1904 
Date of Recording: 09/29/1943 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 2 Secs. 
2. Fantaisie - Caprice, for clarinet & piano, Op. 118 by Charles Édouard Lefebvre
Performer:  John Flinders (Piano), Victoria Soames (Clarinet)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 50 Secs. 
3. Fantaisie Orientale, for clarinet & piano by Max D'Ollone
Performer:  Victoria Soames (Clarinet), John Flinders (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1913 
Date of Recording: 11/18/1956 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 52 Secs. 
4. Aragon sur des aires populaires d'Espagne, for clarinet & piano, Op. 91 by Paul-Henri Büsser
Performer:  John Flinders (Piano), Victoria Soames (Clarinet)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1934 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 33 Secs. 
5. Récit et Impromptu, for clarinet & piano by Marcel Dautremer
Performer:  Victoria Soames (Clarinet), John Flinders (Piano)
Written: 1943 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 21 Secs. 
6. Fantaisie for clarinet & piano by Pierre Revel
Performer:  Victoria Soames (Clarinet), John Flinders (Piano)
Written: 1952 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 24 Secs. 
7. Capriccio for clarinet & piano by Claude Arrieu
Performer:  John Flinders (Piano), Victoria Soames (Clarinet)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1971 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 1 Secs. 
8. Diptyque, for clarinet & piano by Michel Merlet
Performer:  John Flinders (Piano), Victoria Soames (Clarinet)
Written: 1973 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 0 Secs. 
9. Andantino, for clarinet & piano (Morceau à déchiffrer) by Charles-Joseph Colin
Performer:  John Flinders (Piano), Victoria Soames (Clarinet)
Venue:  Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 32 Secs. 
10. Andantino, for clarinet & piano (Morceau à déchiffrer) by Charles Lenepveu
Performer:  John Flinders (Piano), Victoria Soames (Clarinet)
Venue:  Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 13 Secs. 
11. Morceaux de concours by Jules Massenet
Performer:  John Flinders (Piano), Victoria Soames (Clarinet)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881-1887; France 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 26 Secs. 
12. Ben moderato, for clarinet & piano (Morceau à déchiffrer) by Jules Duprato
Performer:  John Flinders (Piano), Victoria Soames (Clarinet)
Venue:  Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 29 Secs. 
13. Moderato (Mouvement de Valse), for clarinet & piano (Morceau à déchiffrer) by Jules Duprato
Performer:  John Flinders (Piano), Victoria Soames (Clarinet)
Date of Recording: 04/1981 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 5 Secs. 
14. Andante Moderato, for clarinet & piano (Morceau à déchiffrer) by Charles Lenepveu
Performer:  John Flinders (Piano), Victoria Soames (Clarinet)
Venue:  Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 25 Secs. 
15. Andante molto espressivo, for clarinet & piano (Morceau à déchiffrer) by Claude Paul Taffanel
Performer:  John Flinders (Piano), Victoria Soames (Clarinet)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 42 Secs. 
16. Très modéré, for clarinet & piano (Morceau à déchiffrer) by Raoul Pugno
Performer:  John Flinders (Piano), Victoria Soames (Clarinet)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
17. Moderato, for clarinet & piano (Morceau à déchiffrer) i by Georges Marty
Performer:  John Flinders (Piano), Victoria Soames (Clarinet)
Date of Recording: 1928 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 54 Secs. 
18. Moderato, for clarinet & piano (Morceau à déchiffrer) ii by Georges Marty
Performer:  John Flinders (Piano), Victoria Soames (Clarinet)
Date of Recording: 1989 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 7 Secs. 
19. Moderato for Clarinet and Piano by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  Victoria Soames (Clarinet), John Flinders (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 20 Secs. 
20. Allegro for Clarinet and Piano by André Messager
Performer:  John Flinders (Piano), Victoria Soames (Clarinet)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 41 Secs. 
21. Molto lento, for clarinet & piano (Morceau à déchiffrer) by Augusta (Mary Anne) Holmè
Performer:  Victoria Soames (Clarinet), John Flinders (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
22. Petite pièce for Clarinet and Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer:  John Flinders (Piano), Victoria Soames (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; France 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 29 Secs. 
23. Andante poco adagio, for clarinet & piano (Morceau à déchiffrer) by Paul-Henri Büsser
Performer:  Victoria Soames (Clarinet), John Flinders (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 25 Secs. 
24. Fantasie Italienne, for clarinet & piano, Op. 110 by Marc Delmas
Performer:  John Flinders (Piano), Victoria Soames (Clarinet)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1921; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1906-08 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 38 Secs. 
25. Introduction et Rondo for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 72 by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  John Flinders (Piano), Victoria Soames (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1898; France 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 31 Secs. 
26. Morceau de concours for Clarinet and Piano by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Victoria Soames (Clarinet), John Flinders (Piano)
Date of Recording: 03/27/1977 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 12 Secs. 

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