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Romanian Music For Clarinet And Piano / Jackendoff, Et Al Sandu-dediu

Release Date: 06/24/2003 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 529   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Martian NegreaStefan NiculescuDan DediuConstantin Silvestri
Performer:  Ray JackendoffValentina Sandu-Dediu
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In the pieces presented here, four composers of different generations suggest a panorama of modern Romanian music in the last 70 years. The similarities and differences in style and expressive techniques do not always correlate with the time of their composition. In particular, the charming, specifically Romanian variety of impressionism in Martian Negrea's Suite contrasts radically with its contemporary, the abstract, incisive, ironic Sonata by Constantin Silvestri. The modernity of these pieces is deeply grounded in their original use of Romanian oral musical traditions from folk and Byzantine sources, of non-European traditions, and of representative 20th century musical landmarks such as Debussy, Stravinsky and Berg. The duo of Ray Read more Jackendoff and Valentina Sandu-Dediu was founded in Berlin in 2000, where they were both Fellows at the Center for Advanced Study. What began as casual get-togethers to read chamber music quickly developed into intense and enthusiastic rehearsals. Valentina's husband, composer Dan Dediu started quietly dropping into their mailboxes, a few pages at a time, a new piece written for them. Soon plans were afoot for a number of concerts, and not long afterward, for the present recording, which offers first performances on CD of works by composers little known in the West. Read less

Works on This Recording

Suite for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 27 by Martian Negrea
Performer:  Ray Jackendoff (Clarinet), Valentina Sandu-Dediu (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; Romania 
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano by Stefan Niculescu
Performer:  Ray Jackendoff (Clarinet), Valentina Sandu-Dediu (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; Romania 
Forms of Farewell, Op. 85 by Dan Dediu
Performer:  Ray Jackendoff (Clarinet), Valentina Sandu-Dediu (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Romania 
Sonata for Clarinet solo, Op. 63 "Surrealissima" by Dan Dediu
Performer:  Ray Jackendoff (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; Romania 
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 19 no 1 by Constantin Silvestri
Performer:  Valentina Sandu-Dediu (Piano), Ray Jackendoff (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; Romania 

Sound Samples

Suita, Op. 27: I. Cintec de Leagan (Lullaby)
Suita, Op. 27: II. Ghetarul de la Scarisoara (The Scarisoara Glacier)
Suita, Op. 27: III. De Prin Munti ... (Through the Mountains ... )
Suita, Op. 27: IV. Joc: La Llie a lui (Dance: At Llie, Matei's Sons Place)
Clarinet Sonata: I. Animato
Clarinet Sonata: II. Theme: Moderato
Clarinet Sonata: II. Variation 1: Vivace
Clarinet Sonata: II. Variation 2: Presto
Clarinet Sonata: II. Variation 3: Allegro - Tema
Clarinet Sonata: II. Theme: Moderato
Forms of Farewell, Op. 85: I. My own voice speaking in my ear
Forms of Farewell, Op. 85: II. That crazed girl improvising her music dancing upon the shore
Forms of Farewell, Op. 85: III. But fuse the song of my dusky demon and brother
Forms of Farewell, Op. 85: IV. Cathedrals are not built along the sea
Sonata Surrealissima, Op. 63: I. Allemande acceleree: Sur pavaillon africain
Sonata Surrealissima, Op. 63: II. Choral - und Perschrevvorspiel: Alla turca
Sonata Surrealissima, Op. 63: III. Fuga mbiratica: Sopra una tecnica di Buganda
Clarinet Sonata, Op. 19, No. 1: I. Tempo di scherzo
Clarinet Sonata, Op. 19, No. 1: II. Rubato
Clarinet Sonata, Op. 19, No. 1: III. Rondo

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