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Françaix, Penderecki, Martinu: Chamber Music For Clarinet

Release Date: 07/25/2000 
Label:  Gall (Formerly Gallo)   Catalog #: 1020   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jean FrançaixKrzysztof PendereckiBohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Bernhard RöthlisbergerJana KarskovaDimitri Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Serenade String Trio
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Serenade String Trio is a talented international group of players who first met at Yehudi Menuhin's Music Academy and whose catholicity of taste and range of expression can be gauged from the repertoire on this disc. The gulf between the Jean Francaix Clarinet Quintet and the Krzysztof Penderecki Clarinet Quartet is immense, like passing from a sunny Parisian boulevard to a shuttered room where serious matters are being discussed in secret, but the Trio, with clarinettist Bernhard Roethlisberger and violinist Jana Karskova, handle the atmospheric shift with aplomb, achieving breezy confidence and tenderness in the former and conspiratorial concentration in the latter. And in the characteristically pungent Serenade of Bohuslav Martinu, Read more they merely seem involved in the freshness of discovery, enjoying each flavorful modulation as it comes along. Read less

Works on This Recording

Quintet for Clarinet and Strings by Jean Françaix
Performer:  Bernhard Röthlisberger (Clarinet), Jana Karskova (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Serenade String Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; France 
Quartet for Clarinet and Strings by Krzysztof Penderecki
Performer:  Bernhard Röthlisberger (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Serenade String Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993 
Serenade for 2 Clarinets and Strings by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Dimitri Ashkenazy (Clarinet), Bernhard Röthlisberger (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Serenade String Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 

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